More often that not, children do as they are instructed to by adults - and usually it's for the greater good. But when an adult uses a child for insidious deeds like murder, it's even more evil and horrible than the act itself.
In the eyes of a child, what their parent or other influential adult figure in their life says, goes. This is, in some ways, a great power adults wield over children. Some adults wield that power responsibly, but some just view children as easily manipulated targets - and that takes the dynamic to the most evil extremes.
Some of these stories sound like kids who belong in horror movies. This list explores the adults who've used children to do the unthinkable, driving them to commit murder at their behest. Let's take a look at some kids turned killers who were influenced by truly psychopathic adults.
David Brown Convinced His Daughter To Kill Her Step-Mother For Insurance MoneyPhoto: Universal Pictures
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Jeremy Steinke And His 12-Year-Old "Girlfriend" Jasmine Richardson Killed Her Entire Family