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Violent behavior overlooked by the system

A Journal Sentinel investigation into the violent life of Markus Evans reveals a series of "miscalculations by law enforcement and poor communication between authorities." Evans' violent background began as early as kindergarten, when he stabbed a teacher with a pencil. He was arrested twice before the age of 10 and shot a cousin in the back at the age of 15. When he was 17, he shot and killed a 17-year-old girl. Reporter John Diedrich finds the juvenile system is "ill equipped" to deal with young, violent offenders who show little interest in rehabilitating their behavior, and he explains how Evans fell through the cracks.

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