Christopher Pittman at 12 years of age was charged as an adult for the murder of his grandparents.
These crimes were committed while Christopher was under the influence of Zoloft, having an adverse reaction to an adult medication prescribed to him that was not approved for children under the age of 18.
Christopher was held in a South Carolina juvenile detention center as a 5'2', 96 pound 6th grader for 3 years and did not sit before a jury until he had grown to be a 6'1' and 150 pound young man at the age of 15.
He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
His sentence is the minimum mandatory sentence allowed by South Carolina laws.
At the age of 12 without the benefit of legal representation or a parent being present, he was allowed to waive his Miranda rights with no audio or video taping and gave multiple statements to the interrogators.
Christopher was questioned with no adult or attorney present and was not told his father was outside the room demanding to see his son.
This was Christopher's first offense
I changed the title because I did a mistake saying that he killed his father when it was his grandparents.