Wolverhampton guilty verdicts raise issue of naming child killers

Wolverhampton guilty verdicts raise issue of naming child killers

Some believe naming convicted children acts as deterrent, while others say it could glorify horrific acts

The guilty verdicts in the trial of two 12-year-olds for killing Shawn Seesahai in Wolverhampton, puts them among the UK’s youngest convicted murderers, and leaves the judge with key decisions to make.

Before deciding the minimum sentence to impose on the boys, Mrs Justice Tipples will have to decide whether they should be named.

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