Des was a troubled kid in the critically-acclaimed 1995 TV movie Little Criminals.
He was played by Brendan Fletcher.
Des, from what we can see, came from a broken home. Despite taking advantage of the fact that the law can't touch him because he's a minor, he's a tragic villain as he's not really a bad kid, but an angry one who had a raw stake in life. He often tries to make up for it by engaging in illegal activities with his bros. He engages in arson, vandalism, mugging people, and using drugs. He often is a bad influence on his buddies. Later on he murders someone who angered him. Like many, he and his mother are just two folks that need a hug.
He does change in the end, making this one a happy ending.