Nathaniel Abraham (born 1986) was convicted of second-degree murder in the October 1997 shooting death of 18-year-old Ronnie Greene outside a convenience store. Abraham was the first child to be tried under a 1997 Michigan law that sets no minimum age for the prosecution of juveniles as adults for serious and violent offenses. Although only 11 years old at the time of his arrest, he was diagnosed with serious emotional learning disabilities and was functioning at a 6-8-year-old level.
Abraham could have been sentenced as an adult or a juvenile but probate Judge Eugene Arthur Moore decided to use the juvenile sentence of incarceration until age 21 in the hope that Abraham could be rehabilitated. Judge Moore has continued to monitor Abraham's progress becoming somewhat of a father figure.
Nathaniel Abraham has spent most of his life in prison and is currently serving time for drug possession and assault on two prison guards.