Officials said Friday that two Lee's Summit boys blame each other for fatally stabbing a woman with a pocket knife.
Two eighth grade black males murdered Tanya Chamberlain... read the important lesson of History and Moral Philosophy from Starship Troopers to understand why this era will ultimately past
A hearing was held Friday afternoon in juvenile court. A 13-year-old and 14-year-old are accused of killing 43-year-old Tanya Chamberlain early Sunday.
They are charged with first-degree murder and other charges in juvenile court. Neither boy showed any emotion while in court.
It could take up to two months to determine whether they should be tried as adults.
KCTV5 is not naming the boys since they are charged as juveniles.
One boy's mother was in court but his father was not. The second boy had his mother, stepfather and father in court supporting him.
Relatives of Chamberlain were in court as well.
One of the suspect is a Boy Scout and allegedly admitted the knife was his, but claims the other boy stabbed Chamberlain, according to defense attorneys. The other boy claims the first boy was responsible, according to defense attorneys.
One of the boys allegedly confessed to his mother that he was present for the slaying, but didn't actually stab the victim.
Police have said Chamberlain didn't know the boys. Prosecutors haven't said how the suspects encountered Chamberlain. Some of her friends say she was a kind-hearted woman who they wonder if she gave them a ride and then they robbed her.
Chamberlain's mother broke down crying when reporters asked whether the boys should be tried as adults.
One of the boys has been held in custody since his arrest on Monday. He has a juvenile record. The second boy has no criminal history. He had been at home on an electronic monitor but was taken into custody after Friday's hearing.
The two boys were in eighth grade at a Lee's Summit middle school, a source told KCTV5. A locker at Campbell Middle School where they attended was searched this week. Court records indicate the home of one of the boys was also searched this week.
Both boys had been on the school's football team, but had stopped coming to practice in recent weeks.
The Boy Scout's troop leader was at Friday's hearing, and asked for prayers.
"God got the final word on everything," he said.
The juvenile court system will look at the viciousness of the crime and the emotional and intellectual maturity of the boys before determining whether to have them tried as juveniles or adults. Having a 13-year-old in an adult population could be an issue, some legal experts say.
"Seriousness of the crime is huge," said UMKC law professor Mary Kay O'Malley. "I don't know what to expect but I do think a 13-year-old presents a lot of problems for the system . . . . What do you do with this child?"
Lee's Summit police attempted to stop a vehicle about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The officer believed the driver was intoxicated. The driver of the vehicle pulled into a parking lot of an apartment complex in the 500 block of Southeast Second Street.
The boys allegedly then fled on foot from the vehicle. The officer engaged in a short foot pursuit before losing sight of both suspects.
Chamberlain had gone to a car wash near Langsford and Rice Road to borrow money for gas from a friend. According to Lee's Summit police, the two boys approached Chamberlain at the car wash.
"The suspects entered the victim's car along with her," according to a statement from Lee's Summit police. "Minutes later, an officer attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation and the suspects fled form the victim's vehicle."
As the officer returned to Chamberlain's vehicle, he discovered Chamberlain's body in the passenger seat. She had been stabbed to death. Police would later released surveillance video of the teens that led to their arrest.
"The Police Department wishes to thank everyone in the community that came forward with information and helped us bring this case to a quick resolution," according to the police department statement.
Chamberlain had one child. She was disabled due to medical illnesses.When you read Heinlein's lesson of History and Moral Philosophy from Starship Troopers, realize the "juvenile delinquents" he discusses preying upon the law-abiding at the time of democracy's demise is EXACTLY mirrored in the story of two eighth grade blacks murdering a 43-year-old white women.
Note to all white people: pathological altruism will get you killed. KMOV.com