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Juror #1


You are trying to determine whether Johnny should be tried for murder. In order to make an educated verdict about Johnny, you must research the different aspects of murder among teenagers. 

1. First, define the following words in your spiral notebook:
  • murder
  • convicted
  • manslaughter
  • juvenile
  • victim
2. Then, visit the following websites and take notes on what you learn:

This is a website that contains statistics for murder among teenagers..

This is a website that contains statistics that explains how the death penalty and jail sentences affect minors who commit murder. Johnny is sixteen years old when he kills Bob, in what states can he receive the death penalty as a sixteen year old? In what states can he be tried as an adult?

3. Finally share below whether or not you think Johnny should be convicted of murder based on what you have researched.