Transcript for Fifth-Graders to Stand Trial on Conspiracy Charges
25 graders in Washington State will stand trial in juvenile court on murder conspiracy charges a Washington judge has ruled that two boys ages eleven and ten understood the nature and consequences of their actions. When they plan to rape and murder -- girl in their -- The two of them had a hand written seven step outline that di tale of how they were going to commit the crime. The plan was to have one of the boys carry out the rape while the other was to shoot anyone who came near. The plot was foiled when a fourth grader saw one of the boys with a knife and told a teacher. Before any harm could come to the girl police then arrested the two boys and found a 45 caliber pistol in one of their backs. The pre teens are being charged as minors if convicted the most they can face is two years in juvenile lockup.
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