For want of sounding like a geriatric I really think young people are being desensitised to such things with tv and video games. I know 3 year olds who play grand theft auto and tbh I wouldn't let my boys mix with them because of their strange behaviour. I dread to think how they'll turn out in years to come?
Totally agree with you Juniper, it is the desensitisation of children that is causing this. DH gave SIL a lecture last year for buying her 9-year-old ds GTA. Her response was that her DH bought it for him.
It is that attitude that is bringing up scum that think it fun to burn someone alive. Sends chills down my spine at the callousness of it all.
And 6 years is an absolute joke of a sentence. When are judges going to start punishing properly?