Teen Charged With Attempted Murder, Rape At School Will Get Light Sentence

A 14-year-old Steilacoom High School student has been charged with kidnapping and attempted murder.

Steilacoom, WA – A 14-year-old high school student repeatedly struck one of his female peers in the head with a hammer as part of his plot to kidnap and rape her, according to court documents.

Now, state law prevents prosecutors from charging him as an adult, which could see the offender released in a few years, if convicted.

Juvenile sentences are much shorter than adult sentences and juveniles only need to serve time for their most serious charge, effectively making the rest of their crimes "freebies."

Prosecutors said he’d been preparing for the attack for quite some time, including researching “what happens when you hit someone in the head with a hammer,” KIRO reported.

The victim was one of four potential targets he identified during his planning phase.

Prior to the March 19 attack, the 14-year-old boy placed duct tape on the locks of the Steilacoom High School auditorium so that they would not engage, according to court documents.

He then took a forged note to the girl’s classroom, claiming that she needed to report to the school counselor’s office.

The suspect led the girl to the auditorium, where he distracted her using a cell phone with a fake mental health assessment, KPCQ reported.

He then repeatedly struck the unsuspecting victim with a hammer, police said.

The teen later allegedly admitted to police that he planned to kidnap her.

“He wanted to knock her out so that he could rape her and was surprised that she was still conscious” after he repeatedly bashed her in the head, court documents read, according to KIRO.

He also allegedly told detectives that he’d brought additional weapons with him in his backpack, including a protractor with razor blades attached to it, KPCQ reported.

According to court documents, the girl begged her attacker not to kill her, and ultimately managed to escape.

She then called for help, and the high school was placed on lockdown.

Police ultimately convinced the suspect to put down his weapon, and placed him under arrest.

The teen has been charged with kidnapping, assault, and attempted first-degree murder, and is being held at a juvenile detention center.

Prosecutors are unable to charge him as an adult in this case due to a recent law change, a Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson told KPCQ.

In a letter to parents and guardians, school officials said that the “traumatic” assault had a “devastating impact” on the school community, and that they are reviewing “all on-campus safety procedures to ensure that nothing like this happens again.”

The victim has since returned to school, KPCQ reported.

Comments (29)
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Bluelivesmatter4ever
Bluelivesmatter4ever

Wtf he. Neeeds life in prison He should end up a guys girlfriend PTSD

61mouse
61mouse

This country is becoming a free for all . Might just as well get rid of the Judges lawyers ( not that they are any good anyways )

vcanejr33
vcanejr33

this little shit should be caged like a dog for the rest of is scum life...and his parents should have to pay for feeding and housing, the piece of shit they produced...

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

That young man will be released in a few years and see a young woman he wants and do it again. The next time he just may kill her. Lady Justice wears a blindfold to keep the tears from running down her cheeks these days.

tdrrfr
tdrrfr

If he’s doing this kind of shit at this age then he’ll just continue with this behavior when he gets out. This young man has some major mental issues that need to be dealt with.

Propolice
Propolice

I don’t like to say this about someone that young but if this kid is not diagnosed with a brain tumor or some other physical problem he should be put away for life. Most likely a sociopath but you never know these days

JBo
JBo

I guarantee that we have not heard the last from this guy.

Justice4us
Justice4us

Again, justice takes a back seat to social engineering. I remember when rape was a capital offense, as well as kidnapping.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Washington... Enough said!

1Starhoosier
1Starhoosier

That is one tough little lady, I wish her a full recovery and hope she can get over that part ofher life

LynnSB
LynnSB

Exactly the Bull Sh*t i'm talking about -- Keep letting these little pos off or making "Deals" People CAN NOT depend on the Courts \ DA's to Protect us anymore -- it's ALLLLLLLL about the CRIMINALS !!

15243
15243

It's Washington, that's what they do.

OldVet
OldVet

Liberal politicians want to lower voting age to 16; yet say people that age are not mature enough to be held accountable for actions such as these.

ManBearPig
ManBearPig

Looks like he would be the perfect police officer already getting off

Stanracer
Stanracer

The courts are grooming career criminals with light sentences.

Gramercy
Gramercy

This "young" person has a whole slew of mental problems....if we can't lock him up as an adult, let us keep him locked up FOREVER as a mental case!

Saints
Saints

Politicians showing law abiding citizen they have less rights than criminals... this POS "kid" has the classic serial killer mentality, and thanks to our pussy ass politicians he will make his dreams come true... young and stupid right now, wonder how many victims he will have before his life ends....

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Something is seriously wrong with this kid, the system and has the authorities took a look at the parents? Maybe, only a maybe they may have a contribution to this. Maybe not directly, but how are they as parents. This kid shouldn’t be free at all. He should stay locked somewhere, either jail or some mental facility.

Smaugmik
Smaugmik

So then, I guess we should just shoot first, end of problem.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

While I will agree that teenagers brains are fully developed in high school, at what age should a person know that rape, kidnapping, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon?

Didn't his parents teach him the difference between right and wrong?

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Oh My God...TO have that much evil in him at only 14 years old is horrific....Yes send him to prison for kids and then the big boys!!!

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

If you don't think this animal needs a bullet in the back of the head you are a serious part of the reason why he will be back among our children in a few years. . .

fuzzy-ma
fuzzy-ma

Ted Bundy. Unfortunately he will end killing women.

Njaz
Njaz

This is one SICK KID! Hope they realize he will end up killing people & keep him under tight supervision.

DulceAmor
DulceAmor

A young Ted Bundy in a making. He is a sociopath or worse. No fixing on this kid he is one of satan son. Lock him up forever in a mental institution or he will not fail the next time he get the chance to satisfy his urge and desire to kidnap, rape and kill a girl. Pure evil psycho SOB.

Signal10
Signal10

Going to this kind of methodology in his planning the attack along with his extensive prior research, predicts a foreseeable future of murder and mayhem that would be better stopped now than looking at this in retrospect.

Livrite7
Livrite7

The people who fail to stop this kid will have blood on their hands. He should be euthanized, it's the merciful thing to do. Sociopaths don't rehabilitate. All he's going to do is take up space, or reoffend if given the chance.