The part that baffles me the most about this story is the fact that it was allowed to go this far. The psychological trauma associated with older child adoptions is not a new thing! Treatment for adoption issues is unique and can't be treated like other trauma issues! This is also not new. So how is it that a girl (with her KNOWN history) be arrested so many times and NEVER get the appropriate help?! And then this happens... what did they think would happen?! That she'd go to Juvenile DT and learn her lesson? Again- chronic trauma, especially in the first few years of life, and its effects on the brain is not new information!! My argument is not whether or not she is guilty. Teens being tried as adults is a completely different argument, one I am not making at this time. The part that sickens me that the media doesn't seem to get, is that she was let down waaaay before this murder took place. We very much know the violence a child with chronic PTSD and RAD is capable of. We also know that there are very specific treatments that are required to help these children. I am noone. So if I know this, how is it that those responsible for the welfare and healing of these children: Juv court systems, social workers, fostercare case workers, etc NEVER got her the appropriate help right from the start?!?! For this girl, it is too late. She is a convicted murderer. Even if she gets the appropriate help now, her future has been set. But what about the thousands more children in the US fostercare system (and around the world) that also suffer from RAD and chronic PTSD? How many more will be allowed to get so far gone before someone takes notice?!?!! How much longer will those that are in charge of their welfare continue in blind ignorance to what can be done to actually treat them. RAD and Chronic PTSD results in very disturbing behaviors, yet neither are permanent conditions. Shame on every "professional" adult that has touched this girl's life. This partially rests on their heads as well. Ignorance is no excuse- not when there is so much information that is readily available if anyone would take a FEW MINUTES to research it.