Saturday, July 25, 2015
Crime and black children: The youngest convicted murderer in the United States will soon walk free from prison for the first time since he was 12 years old
Curtis Fairchild Jones and his sister Catherine admitted to killing their father's girlfriend, Sonya Nicole Speights, in 1999, when they were just 12 and 13 years old respectively. Though it was initially believed that they killed her over jealousy of their father's love, it was later revealed that the siblings planned to kill their father and a male relative living with them in their Port St John, Florida, home, whom they claimed was sexually abusing them. When they realized that their cries for help were not being answered, they organized the plan to kill all three.