As horrible as this is, what really got to me is that the victim was shot with a youth model 20-gauge shotgun. I think any gun that can kill a person should not be considered a child's weapon. If we can convict a child as an adult for murder, then all lethal guns should at least be considered to be adult weapons. There should be no children's guns other than possibly squirt guns or BB guns.
What possible rationale are there for laws that allow labeling a lethal gun can be made for a child? That there was money to be made?