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12 yr old who murdered 9 yr old plays the race card


If the races were reversed, this would be the single biggest story in the USA right now.

From CBS Detroit…

A 12-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a western Michigan playground told authorities he wanted to go to jail and did not know the victim, according to a court document filed Friday.

The delinquency petition filed in Kent County Circuit Court said 12-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn told investigators he’s “bad and always does stupid things.” He added he thought he’d be killed “for doing something like this,” according to The Grand Rapids Press.

Lawhorn said he didn’t know how many times he stabbed Michael Connor Verkerke at the Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids. He initially said he wasn’t concerned for the victim, then said he was concerned because “it made him feel stupid,” an investigator wrote.

Lawhorn also told police he would get mocked at school for getting in trouble, and be called “dumb” and “black.”

Lawhorn’s attorney, Charles Boekeloo, entered a not-guilty plea for his client Tuesday, a day after the stabbing.

Lawhorn is designated as an adult in the juvenile court system, which would allow the boy, if convicted, to be sentenced as a juvenile and then as an adult once he turns 21, according to Chris Becker, Kent County’s chief assistant prosecutor.