Here's an excerpt of the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Jordan Brown, a fifth-grader from New Beaver, Lawrence County, allegedly killed his father's pregnant girlfriend, Kenzie Marie Houk, 26. Police say he used the child-sized 20-gauge hunting shotgun his father, Chris, had given him for Christmas. Ms. Houk, who was due to deliver a son in a couple of weeks, was shot while lying on her bed in the family's two-story farmhouse near New Castle. Her body was found by her 4-year-old daughter, Adalynn.The whole store is here. What do you now do with the kid? I don't know. Any ideas?
Mr. Bongivengo described the killing as "premeditated and cold-blooded." He said Jordan shot his future stepmother, put the shotgun back in his bedroom, got rid of the spent shell casing and rode the bus to Mohawk Elementary School with Ms. Houk's 7-year-old daughter, Jenessa. Jordan's father was at work at a local factory at the time of the killing.
Of course, for starters, not giving your 11-year-old a child-sized 20-gauge hunting shotgun comes to mind! Oh, snap! Yes, I did go there. Sorry, it doesn't answer the question, but it needed to be said. Am I back sounding like a two-bit commie gun-hating liberal again?
Next year little Jordan is getting a lump of coal for Christmas, that's for sure.