Tristen was charged as an adult because juveniles aren’t allowed to be charged with homicide in Pennsylvania.

Hmm…..I think they’re missing the point of the folks who set the law up that way in the first place, no…?

Tristen’s mother said the boy “had a history of ‘mental difficulties.'”

Oh super. So he’s not just a minor, he’s a mentally-deficient minor. Well gee, why stop at being tried as an adult? Send him to Texas, maybe he’ll get the chair!


There has been all over the US to take jurisdiction away from juvenile courts when it comes to homicide. The point is very much to charge minors as adults in these crimes. Not to keep them from being charged with those crimes at all.