It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about the shooting at Central High in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2008 a then 15-year-old Jamar Siler shot and killed 15-year-old Ryan McDonald within the walls of the school. To this day I have yet to hear what the motive was behind the shooting. Siler is still awaiting trial.
Two months after the shooting Siler’s sister, Ciara Siler was arrested by US Marshalls on murder charges after she fled to Atlanta.
Now, Siler’s brother, Jamal Siler, has been sentenced to almost 15 years in prison for robbing a bank at gunpoint.
It seems that the Siler family can’t do anything without resorting to gun violence. Some would say that’s more reason to not try Jamar Siler as an adult. I say that’s even more reason since obviously, he grew up in a criminal element that was well aware of the consequences of killing.