Willie Bosket, 15

Government officials changed the law so that Willie Bosket, a petty criminal-turned convicted murderer, could be held accountable for his crime. In 1978, when Bosket was 15, he shot and killed two men and was sentenced to five years in a state youth facility. The short sentence caused a public outcry and soon after the law was changed so minors could be tried as adults when it was deemed fit.

Government officials changed the law so that Willie Bosket, a petty criminal-turned convicted murderer, could be held accountable for his crime. In 1978, when Bosket was 15, he shot and killed two men and was sentenced to five years in a state youth facility. The short sentence caused a public outcry and soon after the law was changed so minors could be tried as adults when it was deemed fit.

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