1. Jesse Pomeroy, 11
Location: Boston, 1874
Pomeroy sexually tortured 7 small boys from the age of 11, but he soon progressed to murder. He killed a 10-year-old girl who visited his mother’s shop, but the crime that grabbed headlines was his brutal killing of 4-year-old Horace Mullen.
Pomeroy attacked the child so savagely with a knife that the he almost severed his head.
2. Christopher Pittman, 12
Location: South Carolina, 2001
Pittman’s young life was troubled, having run away from the home of his neglectful parents. After a spell at a juvenile care facility, he went to live with his grandparents. After a fight, Pittman snuck into their room at night and killed them both with his grandfather’s shotgun.
3. Girl A, 11
Location: Japan, 2004
During a regular school day at Okubo Elementary, a teacher realized two students were missing. Shortly afterwards, only one returned – covered in blood. Searching for the missing girl, the teacher found 12-year-old Satomi Mitari dead, her throat slashed with a box cutter.
4. Dedrick Owens, 6
Location: Michigan, 2000
Officially the youngest school shooter ever, 6-year-old Dedrick Owens found a .32 caliber handgun in his uncle’s house, shooting dead his classmate Kayla Rolland in front of 22 other students.
5. Jamarion Lawhorn, 12
Location: Michigan, 2014
Lawhorn was playing with 9-year-old Michael Verkerke – who he had never met before – in a public playground when he stabbed the child in the back.
The killer then approached local Glen Stacy, who described Jamarion as ‘eerily calm,’ and asked to borrow his mobile phone. Stacy was stunned when Lawhorn called the police, saying: Hi. I just stabbed somebody. I want to die. I don’t want to be on this earth anymore. Please pick me up.
6. Mary Bell, 10
Location: England, 1968
Mary Bell was only 10 years old when she killed 4-year-old Martin Brown and 3-year-old Brian Howe. Originally, Brown’s death was recorded as an open verdict – Mary had strangled him, but her little hands were too small and weak to leave marks on his neck typical of strangulation.
Howe, Mary took to an old industrial site, where she killed him, mutilated with a pair of broken scissors, and carved an ‘M’ into his stomach.
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