- A 46-year-old accountant is murdered. Three youths—two boys, ages 17 and 18, and a 16-year-old girl—are arrested in connection with the killing. They were the dead man's neighbors. He was known to have befriended them and loaned them videotapes. The neighbors were shocked by the arrests. They described the adolescents as “good kids” (Nicholson, 1996).
- A 14-year-old boy entered his junior high school with a hunting rifle. He killed a teacher and two students, wounded a third student, and threatened to kill more before he was subdued (‘Teacher Hailed for Subduing Gunman,” 1996).
- Five people are killed in a condominium and a fire is set in an apparent attempt to cover up the mass murder. The prime suspect is a 15-year-old ...