Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" The reason that teenagers are tried as adults for murder is because common sense tells you that if you ... [snip!] ... you. Trying a teenager as an adult for murder and giving them free reign of adult privileges are two totally different things."
Novali knows that people die, the concept that she has difficulty with is that it's forever
I think, I know it wouldn't and probably couldn't happen, but I think there should be an "in-between" stage legally. I don't know what that would be called or how it would work but I don't think a 6 year old and a 12 year old, or an 8 year old and a 16 year old, or a 14 year old and a 24 year old deserve the same punishments...