Do you have any links to the story?
The basis for being "tried as an adult" is that they knew what they were doing was wrong and did it anyway. Now, it's one thing to stab a guy and run away, but stabbing someone 30 times either takes a real disconnection from reality, or a really sick mind. It might be possible to rehab him, and I do hope they try, but I don't have high hopes.
"So if you go to Washington, it's buildings clean and nice. Bring a pack of matches...and we'll burn the White House twice!"
"Nobody's talking about extermination. No one ever does. They just do it." - Magneto
"Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice, unless you get a good percentage of her price."