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Controversy: Child charged as adult

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  • Christian Fernandez, 13, accused of murder and sexual abuse
  • Fernandez, himself, had a very troubled past

A 13-year-old Florida boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the beating death of his half-brother, age 3, and the sexual abuse of another half-brother, age 5.

If this case is heard, Christian Fernandez could be facing life in prison.

In this video clip, HLN’s Dr. Drew talks about the boy’s very troubled past. If convicted, should he get a second chance or is life in prison justifiable?

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