Children Who Kill
Defending the Rights of Children Charged with Murder
When a child commits the unspeakable act and takes the life of another child, it is as if the system has rendered that child a diagnosis of legal cancer. The Shellow Group is the only private law firm in the country that has for many years specialized in children and teens charged with murder. Whether it is the accidental shooting of a friend or a child who shoots his teacher, children do not belong in adult prisons. The Shellow Group in Milwaukee has a proven track record of keeping teens charged with serious crimes in the juvenile courts. Many states, like Wisconsin, have laws which mandate that children as young as 10 years old will be tried and sentenced as adults. The first priority of the Shellow Group is to keep the child in the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.