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Subject: Golden was given his first firearm by his father, when he was six years old!

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Date Posted: Sunday, July 28, 01:45:45pm
In reply to: Golden & his accomplice were among the youngest school shooters 's message, "Here's the story of the 1998 school shooting" on Sunday, July 28, 01:06:35pm

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Johnson & Golden were among the youngest people ever charged with murder in U.S. history. The Jonesboro prosecutor later stated that were it not for their ages, he would have sought a death sentence on them. In August 1998, both boys were sentenced to confinement until they reached the age of 21, which is the maximum sentence available under Arkansas law. They would have served until only age 18 had federal authorities not added additional confinement for weapons charges. Judge Ralph Wilson commented, "This is a case where the punishment will not fit the crime."[This quote needs a citation] The case led to wide public outcry for tougher sentencing laws pertaining to juvenile offenders.

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Johnson was released on his 21st birthday, August 11, 2005, having spent seven years in prison. Golden was released on May 25, 2007, also his 21st birthday, after spending nine years in prison. Golden's whereabouts were unknown until he applied for a concealed weapon permit in Arkansas on October 7, 2008, under the name he now uses, Drew Douglas Grant. His application was denied by the Arkansas State Police, who noted that he had lied on the application about his previous residences and declared it was illegal for Golden to own or possess a firearm. The assumed name that Golden was using had been unknown until this point because of a gag order, but police were able to tie Andrew Golden to Grant through fingerprint records during the background check for the permit.

Golden completed his civil case deposition on May 6, 2008. And as of 2017, Golden was said to be living in Missouri. while Johnson was said to be living in Texas. Their exact whereabouts have been withheld for legal reasons. Golden was killed in a car accident on July 27th, 2019

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Was your misplaced hyphen intended to reinforce your point (NT)or defeat it?Sunday, July 28, 03:47:28pm

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