Nathaniel's mother wept at the verdict while the victim's mother said in an interview that she was pleased. The man was placed in a patrol car and taken by the woman's home where she identified him as the man who had exposed himself. To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. He has deep issues and his future was predictable. Nathaniel's mother Gloria Abraham burst into tears and left the courtroom, not stopping to speak to reporters. He would also like to parlay eight years' worth of lyrics and poetry into a music career.
Fieger said his law firm had checked with officials in all 50 states and found that Nathaniel was the first American ever tried for murder as an adult and convicted for a killing at such a young age. For a variety of reasons, however, the boy had never been formally charged. Court-appointed psychologists found that Nathaniel had below-average intelligence for his age and limited ability to control anger. Though convicted as an adult, Abraham was sentenced as a juvenile by Moore. Abraham, who turned 25 Jan.
The law was one of the strictest in the nation, allowing a child of any age to be tried as an adult. The question whether the person is under arrest or not depends not on the legality of the arrest, but on whether the person has been deprived of personal liberty of movement. Most times, these individuals are racist whites who believe that every Black child or youth is automatically a criminal. Evidence was also introduced that the shot may have come from a. This trend took place against the backdrop of public outrage caused by extensive media coverage of increasingly violent crimes committed by children. It gave Nathaniel the chance to recieve the help he was clearly asking for.
The mental health system in Michigan has been largely destroyed by state budget cuts, with at least six mental health hospitals—including one in the Pontiac area—closed since 1991. . This is an ongoing part of the cycle of racism. The offenses might be viewed as minor to others, but Carley said it's only been during the past few months that he stole the supplies from the halfway house and on another occasion left without telling anyone. At 11 years old whether he was getting in trouble or not prior to the incident, this was a time for him to start developing as a man. She phoned in a report with a description of the suspect and a deputy found him elsewhere in the neighborhood cutting a lawn.
Fieger contended during the trial that Nathaniel lacked the mental capacity to be held responsible for his actions. It was scheduled, but not held, since court-appointed attorneys there appear to routinely advise their clients to bypass this crucial legal proceeding. Now if he had a malicious motive or intent to kill, I may feel a little different. I do not tolerate racism against the oppressed Black people of the U. He was released in January 2010, only to be arrested and sent back to prison on drug charges 18 months later. This young man was 11 years old, he had an obsession with guns, he broke into houses and stole guns, was charged but not convicted 22 times for crimes, told his girlfriend that he was going to shoot someone, tried to shoot his neighbor with a stolen gun but missed, shot and killed Mr. If convicted, he could get up to five more years in prison.
Prosecution witnesses also contended that Mr. But those surrounding him in court on Thursday said he should take his first unsupervised steps in nearly a decade with great care and caring people. I would like you to go to where he is from, buy or rent a house, and live there for 11 years, let me see what you do? Refuting the charge that Nathaniel attempted to murder his neighbor Michael Hudack, it was revealed that Hudack never reported the supposed murder attempt to the Pontiac police. Abraham's release follows years in a maximum-security facility and a short stay at a medium-security camp. If so, he would be released. A preliminary investigation was prompted about 10:30 a.
Robin Adams, Ronnie Greene's mother, said she did not want to see Nathaniel go to prison. Officials with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said Abraham, 32, was arrested Monday on an indecent exposure complaint. They were able to take him into custody after having to deploy a Taser. A year later, undercover cops caught Abraham in a curbside drug deal in Pontiac. He is no longer a child He is an adult now. There are those who wrote him off a long time ago and feel he should be institutionalized for the remainder of his life.
The vast majority of young people caught up in it, like Nathaniel, are victims of social deprivation and miserable poverty that the system has no intention of addressing. A new date was set for April 13. More specifically, Judge Moore imposed a sentence that placed Abraham in a juvenile facility, subject to continued supervision within the court, until he reached the age of twenty-one, at which time the court would lose jurisdiction. He began actively resisting and starting striking three Deputies with a closed fist. Everyone is arguing if he should of been tried as an adult or what his sentence should be. Moore, who defends the juvenile justice system, stated he had opposed the demand made by the Oakland County assistant prosecutor, Lisa Haluska, to give Abraham a so-called blended sentence, whereby Abraham could have been re-sentenced and placed in an adult prison system for the rest of his life.
Then I came across this article. Why do people assume that racism only occurs when the murder victim is of an opposite race. Other states have also lowered this age to as young as 10. Should he have not received any punishment? I was on that jury. Abraham to a nightclub to live the high life. Happy 4th of July to All-either way.
He was released from a juvenile detention facility on January 18, 2007, aged 20. I think had he been violent enough to want to kill someone, he would have been in a lot of trouble in the juvenile facility. Owned and Operated by: Julkisuudessa, Nevis, West Indies. An accident could be a form of negligence. These circumstances, when combined with the fact that Nathaniel did not know Ronnie Greene, indicate there was no legitimate basis to prosecute the youth for first-degree murder, which implies premeditation.