The tragic element of murder is enhanced when a child is the perpetrator — we mourn not only for the victim, but for the loss of a young person who made a terrible choice.
A babyfaced Courtney Schulhoff was just 16 when she plotted her father’s murder and enlisted her 20 year-old boyfriend’s help to carry it out. Steven Schulhoff, 48, was found beaten to death in the family’s Altamonte Springs, Fla., apartment on Feb. 10, 2004.
The relatives of a 15-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his father, mother and three siblings have vowed to stand behind him as his case progresses. According to Bernalillo County officials, Nehemiah Griego used a semi-automatic assault-type rifle to kill his father–a pastor at a local church–as well as his mother and three siblings, ages 9, 5, and 2, on January 19.