frbnkslady 48F
3442 posts
4/24/2006 11:23 am

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4/25/2006 1:26 pm


By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press Writer
2 hours, 6 minutes ago

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. - A 12-year-old boy described by a neighbor as having a volatile temper was arrested in the deaths of his mother and younger brother at their apartment near Washington.
Police released few details about the slayings, discovered Sunday, and declined to say how the victims died.
"It apparently was a domestic dispute that turned deadly," said Cpl. Debbi Carlson, a police spokeswoman.
The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with homicide as a juvenile, said Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the state's attorney's office. Under state law, because the boy is younger than 14, he cannot be charged with homicide as an adult and would not be eligible for the death penalty.
He was scheduled to appear in juvenile court Monday afternoon.
Katrina Denise Powe, 31, and her 9-year-old son, Mystery Toma Hillian, were found dead around 11 a.m. Sunday, and police took Powe's oldest son into custody, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, of the Prince George's County Police Department.
Neighbors said the older boy often watched his younger brother but was known in the neighborhood for having a temper.
"If he got into an argument or something, like with other kids, he would kind of explode, and like go off," Azalia Taylor told WRC-TV.
Other neighbors remembered the two boys playing football on a grass quadrangle in the center of the complex of three-story apartment buildings just inside the Capital Beltway.
"It's just devastating," said Barbara Addison, 53, a resident of the garden apartments who said her grandson played with Mystery. "He was a nice kid."
Balloons and a bouquet of flowers on Monday marked the building where the family lived.
The suspect will face juvenile charges, though it will be up to the state's attorney's office to determine them, Carlson said. He was being held at Boys Village, a juvenile facility.

I can do nothing but cry for these kids anymore... where does it stop???T


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
4/25/2006 10:03 am

these things are so sad ....


frbnkslady replies on 4/25/2006 1:28 pm:
Whats even sadder is it could have been prevented. T

pandoo5 59M
398 posts
4/24/2006 4:37 pm

its sad but as both comments are saying it was coming some one must have seen it all it needed medical attention. see electric chair is a good fear but not solution that remain in medical attention.

frbnkslady replies on 4/24/2006 10:25 pm:
Yes it is very sad. I think the 'chair' should be reserved for adults only... know some kids know about death.. but do most really truely comprehend it fully.. that there is NO RETURN??? T

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
4/24/2006 12:04 pm

That kid obviously needed severe therapy waaaaaaay before this. They are slipping thru the cracks of society because teachers, social workers ect. just label them as "delinquents" or bad kids whatever and dont get them the help they desperately need. This didnt just happen, it was a long time coming.

Be okay T, I am here for you......

frbnkslady replies on 4/24/2006 1:09 pm:
Yes, lots of cracks to slip through, home, school... Someone had to have been able to have helped this child. I do hope he gets it now.

Thank you.. and I am here for you too.. T

rm_BigDnLady 43M/40F
1140 posts
4/24/2006 11:54 am

It saddens me when I see children do such devastating crimes. I do however, disagree with the possibility of a juvenile being charged as an adult. These are children, who are in absolute desperate need of help. I feel that there has to be another way to help these kids rather than kill them in the electric chair, or lethal injection. It just hurts me so deeply, because I have kids, and pray, that my kids do not turn to such deadly deeds.


frbnkslady replies on 4/24/2006 1:07 pm:
I feel the same way.. there just HAS to be a way to help them...but not tried as an adult. T

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