A nine-year-old Arizona boy who allegedly shot his father and his friend agreed to a plea bargain despite his mother's wishes. According to the report:

The boy had originally entered a plea of not guilty on charges of double homicide for allegedly shooting his father and another man, but the deal allowed him to plead guilty to one count of negligent murder of the other man. The boy's mother was reportedly against the deal and claimed her son was not old enough to understand the agreement.

The article said detention of the child will be at the court's discretion. As a parent, I'm amazed the state allows young children to decide their fate — do you agree with this practice?