Why does Missouri still prosecute all 17-year-old defendants as adults?
Kansas City Star
December 27, 2017

“During the last decade, Missouri lawmakers have repeatedly voted down a measure that would make 18 the age at which a criminal defendant is automatically tried as an adult, no matter what the crime.

“In the new year, we hope they’ll take a new tack and rethink the current age, which at this point is 17 only in Missouri and four other states.”

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