This little boy has lived through hell. He comes from a family where he's been shuttled from relative to relative. He lived with his grandmother until she died. He was passed off to uncle because his druggie mother didn't want him, and his violent father didn't either. He was planning on running away, so took his mother's boyfriend's gun, which went off in his backpack.
This boy didn't mean to shoot the little girl. He didn't point the gun. He shouldn't be the one being prosecuted. His parents, and his uncle should take the blame. The boyfriend should not have had a loaded gun in a place where this boy could find it. the system has let this boy down. Now it is time to help him.