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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thomas H. White

You remember White. When he was 13, he brought a rifle to his middle school in Joplin, blasted the ceiling and then repeatedly tried to shoot a principal. The only reason he ISN'T a murderer? The gun jammed.

He's 16 now. Prosecutors want to try him as an adult on assault and ACA charges, but a state psychologist has found White permanently unfit to assist his own defense. This follows a judge's ruling last year that White wasn't competent.

Imagine that. A young boy who attempted to kill someone might have mental issues. You'd almost think he needed treatment or something ...


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