Unfortunately, change in our antiquated legal system will be a long time coming. Instead of laws that consider the human factor, common sense, logic and reality, many are based on religious beliefs hundreds of years old. Some of the comments on this subject certainly verify that there are still a lot of people who have never had an original thought produced by their own brains. Everything they believe and say is from someone elses thoughts, opinions or rules. I don't know the family, but if the boy was mature beyond what would be expected of a 13 year old, I think this should have been taken into consideration. Apparently the judge for the lady in question feels the same. Maybe there is some hope for a better, more equitable legal system on the horizion.
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