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    IN - Leon Thomas, 4, stabbed to death, Indianapolis, 5 May 2012

    http://news.yahoo.com/indy-police-gi...163821811.html

    Officers were called about 11 p.m. Saturday to an Indianapolis apartment, where they found the bleeding boy. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

    Police later found the 14-year-old girl, covered in blood and walking along a nearby street.

    Adams says the boy and his 11-year-old sister were at their grandparent's apartment at the time of the attack. No additional details were released.
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    http://www.indystar.com/article/2012...t|IndyStar.com

    I also read on another Indy news channel that ANOTHER 14 year old was being charger with murder in a different case. What is going on?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meganx3xo View Post
    http://www.indystar.com/article/2012...t|IndyStar.com

    I also read on another Indy news channel that ANOTHER 14 year old was being charger with murder in a different case. What is going on?!?!?!
    From the article you linked, it appears that this girl has a troubled history:

    A check of online IMPD records revealed Angie Shanks had reported her 14-year-old granddaughter as a runaway in February. The report, which listed Shanks as the girl's court-appointed guardian, quoted Shanks saying "this is not like her and that she has not been reported as a runaway in the past."

    An older police report from 2005, also involving Shanks and the girl, indicates there was "an ongoing dispute" between Shanks and the child's mother over custody of the girl.
    Possibly this girl may have some similarities to Alyssa Bustamante (the teen who murdered Elizabeth Olten)?

    Then again, with her being found 'walking down the street nearby covered in blood', it seems entirely possible she had some kind of break with reality. Hard to say at this point.

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    Article says neighbor children said she would run around threatening to stab the other kids, that she carried a knife. Sad if true and her family did nothing to get her help.

    http://www.wsbt.com/news/wxin-boy-mu...7896337.column
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    Is it possible that none of the kids ever told the grandmother about the knife? Hard to believe, but I guess you never know.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
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    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
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    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Article says neighbor children said she would run around threatening to stab the other kids, that she carried a knife. Sad if true and her family did nothing to get her help.

    http://www.wsbt.com/news/wxin-boy-mu...7896337.column
    Also from your link:

    “We looked at her and had eye contact and it was really strange because we didn’t know anything that had happened but you could just tell by looking at her that she was lost, that she was in shock or something,” said neighbor Sheri Cooper.
    Yeah, they need to do a mental health evaluation on this girl before they make any decisions on how to proceed in court. Sounds to me like she might be a good candidate for a lifelong stay at a mental health facility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    Is it possible that none of the kids ever told the grandmother about the knife? Hard to believe, but I guess you never know.
    It's amazing really what kids will keep to themselves until after it's too late. (Heck, adults too for that matter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkewedView View Post
    Also from your link:



    Yeah, they need to do a mental health evaluation on this girl before they make any decisions on how to proceed in court. Sounds to me like she might be a good candidate for a lifelong stay at a mental health facility.
    I couldn't figure out if the neighbor was saying they looked at her and got the lost look after the stabbing or before?
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    November 2012:

    A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing to death her 4-year-old cousin will be tried as a juvenile rather than, as prosecutors had requested, an adult.

    Judge Marilyn Moores earlier this month denied a motion to try the girl as an adult, said Brienne Delaney, spokeswoman for Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry.
    http://archive.indystar.com/article/...go-adult-court



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