Having an affair and murdering someone are not really comparable. The first is a negotiated act between two people, while the second is the act of only one person, and is not negotiated (i.e. one's judgement did not influence the other).ONJ's Noble Steed said:Why is it that when a 14-year-old sleeps with a teacher, the teacher gets severely punished because, well, the student was just a little kid. He didn't know what he was doing, and the evil teacher had scarred him for the rest of his life. But when a 14-year-old murders a teacher, he is treated as an adult and sentenced to 30 or so years in prison because, well, he's a reasonable being and he knew perfectly well what he was doing.
In the case of the sex, we must decide who is at fault. Clearly, the teacher, who knows better, is to be faulted. Regardless of whether the child is considered to be capable of making such a decision, the fact is that the teacher is responsible for exercising better judgement.
In the case of the murder, we ask who is at fault. Well, it clearly isn't the teacher, is it? The child is judged to be at fault. He sure wasn't coerced or seduced into murdering by a guding hand, was he? The child was acting without guidance, whereas in the sex, the child was acting with the guidance of an adult.
What would happen if the child murdered the teacher under the guidance of an adult? You can sure bet it would be the adult that would be punished.