Roper v. Simmons example


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Kid has mental problems due to his history

Storyboard Text

  • Penton was a misunderstood kid whose parents were in an abusive relationship.
  • One day at the Grocery store his mother beat him publicly in rage of her husbands doings.
  • 10 years old
  • That Mother is beating her child!
  • ...I have never been normal. Nobody understands me and there is no way for me to express myself.
  • 12 years old
  • ... I'm calling the Police.
  • During this time with no one to talk to that would understand him, Penton developed severe depression. Still looking for his place in life.
  • 17 years old
  • After the incident at the Grocery store Penton was taken away from his parents by Child Protective Services and put in a foster home.
  • After a daily Bully of Penton's told him one day at High school, "Why don't you go home and cry to your mom", Penton struck him 17 times with a bat after school went out.
  • The Bully died of internal bleeding.
  • Roper v. Simmons (2005), made the U.S. court system treat murder trials differently for minors. Now post-2005, minors who commit murder no longer are subject to the death penalty. They are given time behind bars with possible opportunity of parol (obviously depending of severity).
  • Penton is given 60 years in prison, with opportunity of parol.
  • Case Closed
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