I am uneasy about bringing this up, but you may remember the tragic case of James Bulger, a two year-old boy who was murdered by two ten year-olds in the U.K. in 1993 CE. May James rest in peace and may his family have peace.
How, I ask, would such a case have been handled under Jewish law? Would these ten year-olds have been put to death, exonerated, or something else? What is the punishment for capital crimes committed before bar-mitzvah age?
Many thanks, and apologies if I have not phrased this question sensitively enough. Please edit if necessary.