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When you heard of the 8-year-old who "confessed" to a double-murder, and searching your mind's eye for a default image of an eight-year-old, did any of you immediately think of Lisa Simpson? Because I sure can't name anyone else who's eight years old. Oh, wait -- the kid from Home Alone was 8 when he battled those robbers in that giant house.

In both cases, Hollywood has conditioned me to severely overestimate the cleverness of children.

Date: 2008-11-26 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kirkjerk.livejournal.com
I usually have to subtract 5 and think about what grade I was in, to give me that kind of context.

Date: 2008-11-26 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twillis.livejournal.com
I had just turned 8 when my sister was born, so that's where my brain goes.

Date: 2008-11-26 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justinsane.livejournal.com
I say the kid is innocent it was beyond tasteless what the police did to get their 'confession'.

Date: 2008-11-28 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pentomino.livejournal.com
The psychologist, or was it the attorney, that appeared on the Pat McMahon show did say that in every other case that someone this young "confessed", it turned out they didn't do it. Already, it seems the confession isn't admissible in court.

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