The city prosecutor in Newport News, Virginia has said that he will not charge the six-year-old boy who shot his elementary school teacher in January.
Per NBC News, Attorney Howard Gwynn admitted the “prospect that a 6-year-old can stand trial is problematic,” but that he was too young to possess the competency to stand trial or assist an attorney. He added the 6-year-old still could be criminally charged under Virginia law.
“Our objective is not just to do something as quickly as possible,” Gwynn told the outlet. “Once we analyze all the facts, we will charge any person or persons that we believe we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt committed a crime.”