Curtis Jones is a minister of the Christian religion and is reported as known for being the youngest person to have been tried as an adult and convicted of murder at the time of his conviction, in the United States of America, being about 12 years of age at the time of his conviction.
Curtis was convicted of second degree murder during 1999 along with his 13-year-old sister, Catherine Jones, and subsequently incarcerated in a jail within Florida. He was released from South Bay Correctional Facility on the July 28, 2015.
While most states in the United States typically try juveniles under the age of 18 in a separate juvenile court, there is legal precedent of the age of majority being considered as 16 for some heinous crimes. For example, in Kentucky, the lowest age a juvenile may be tried as an adult, no matter how heinous the crime, is 14. The trial and subsequent conviction of a 12-year old in the United States is considered a rare (but not entirely unique) case.