By the Union-Tribune Editorial Board
It is easy to understand the pain, anguish and desire for justice of people who have suffered the loss of a loved one to violent crime. But justice is not always easy to define.
Virtually all first-degree murders are vicious and senseless, almost by definition. A sentence of life without the possibility of ever even being considered for parole is often the correct definition of justice.
But what if the killer was under 18 – a child under the law?