The accused 12-year old Kentwood Killer, Jamarion Lawhorn, had been abused by his parents, according to reports on WOOD TV.
It was a month ago that Jamarion alleged used a knife to stab a 9-year old boy dead on a playground, saying that he wanted to do something bad so that he would die.
Reportedly, the 12-year old's body was bruised, which he said his step-father did to him.
WOOD reports that Jamarion's parents both used cocaine, and had deplorable living conditions in their home with no bedding, no utilities, and little food.
His mom reportedly had lost parental rights to two other children when a 1-year old baby girl had been found with broken bones and a 3-year old showed apparent cigarette burns