Of course, the details are lacking, but this article suggests prosecutors have crafted an offer to the defense regarding the murder charges against the nine-year old accused of shooting his father and another man. Based on the comments of the defense attorney, it appears possible the boy would not serve any further jail time, even in a juvenile facility. This is at odds with the wishes of family members of the other victim; however, the prosecutors will have to make their decisions on the basis of what they think is the most appropriate direction to head in, when considering all of the available facts.
In terms of forensic psychology, the article mentions the prior finding of incompetency to stand trial based on the evaluation of the defense’s expert; the findings of the prosecution’s experts appears to remain on the docket, scheduled for February 27. This is the aspect of the case that most interests me, from a professional standpoint. In fact, I don’t know that any plea agreement can be accepted at this point, until it is determined whether the boy is competent to make that decision. It may be the prosecution feels good about the chances the boy will be found competent; however, that is simply speculation on my part.
As more news comes in, I’ll continue to provide updates.