Just as there is a list of the worst parents of 2017, there is also a list of the worst teenagers of 2017. Usually, juvenile courts adjudicate crimes committed by children or teens, taking into account the idea of helping teens understand the gravity of their crimes, while at the same time delivering a punishment that will not cripple the offender for the rest of his or her life. However, there are times when a crime is so savage that regardless of the age of the delinquent, no juvenile court punishment will suffice. In these rare and violent cases, teens are tried as adults. The awful teenagers who commit such dark crimes are the deeply depraved and psychotic.
Being a teen is difficult. Between all of the hormones, conflicting emotions, peer pressure, and parental expectations, it’s no wonder that teenagers need to let off a bit of steam from time to time. However, there is a difference between a little havoc and committing heinous criminal acts. These out-of-control teenagers push the limits of violence and depravity. Check out news about the worst teens of 2017 below, and be warned: their true tales are shockingly gruesome.
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Two Teens Allegedly Scalded, Raped, And Sodomized A Woman In Front Of Her Young Son
In the early morning hours of May 12, 2017, 17-year-old Francisco Palencia and 19-year-old Josue Ramirez entered the apartment of a 23-year-old mother through an unlocked sliding glass door. The teens waited, dressed in ski masks and dark clothing, until the victim arrived home from work with her two young sons. Palencia and Ramirez proceeded to brutally attack her with stun guns, scald her with boiling water, rape, and sodomize her while her older toddler son watched. They stole the victim's jewelry, her German shepherd puppy, and ID.
A third teen, a 15-year-old unnamed female, was also arrested. She was the driver for the men. All three are charged with home invasion, rape, aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, aggravated battery, and cruelty to children. Both men are held without bond, and the status of the female driver is unknown due to her name being undisclosed.
Teen Stabbed And Raped His Own Grandmother
While the rest of the world was celebrating New Year’s Eve, Alek Nicholas Wright, an 18-year-old from Klamath Falls, Oregon, was busy raping and murdering his 74-year-old grandmother, Judith Anne Rose. Police responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at Rose’s residence. Her body was found with multiple knife wounds to the throat and neck, along with evidence that she had been sexually assaulted by her grandson. Wright entered a plea of “no contest” and received a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 30 years.