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Life Behind Bars for 14-YO Murderer Tried As An Adult

Posted by Sandra On March - 1 - 2012
Locked up: Paul Gingerich was just 12 years old when he was tried as an adult for his part in the killing of his friend's stepfather and sent to a juvenile correctional facility

From an innocent schoolboy to a killer

While his peers are enjoying weekends hanging out at parks or malls, Paul Gingerich spends his days locked in a cell with a steel door and razor-sharp wire obscuring the view from his window. The 14-year-old moved to Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, Indiana’s maximum-security jail for children, two years ago for his part in the fatal shooting of his friend’s stepfather. Sentenced to 25 years behind bars, he was sent to the facility where he sleeps on a mattress on a concrete slab and was given snacks from a vending machine for his birthday.  READ MORE HERE

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  1. Jenn Says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with this young boy. When I was his age I desperately wanted someone to protect me and the closest person to me only made me feel more alone. I wanted to kill my stepfather, but did not. No judgement on this boy or even my wishes to do the same. We all make choices. I hope that he makes some positive choices in jail like doing something educational and knowing he is worth it. Peace and thoughts of understanding…

    Posted on March 3rd, 2012 at 9:57 am

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