8 Year Old Who Killed Elderly Caretaker Could Be Placed Under State Supervision

August 26, 2013 AT 6:13 PM
The 8 year old boy accused of shooting and killing his elderly caretaker may be placed under state care until he is 18. The FINS law is put into effect is a child is found in possession of a handgun or semiautomatic weapon without lawful purpose. The child cannot be charged with a crime, according to Louisiana law, since he is under the age of 10.