Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Murderer at 14, Then a Lifer, Now a Man Pondering a Future

...At 14, in 1990, he was out with two gang members when they robbed a rival drug house and shot the occupants, leaving two dead. Now 38, he has spent the last 24 years in prison on a mandatory sentence of life without parole.
 
But his future will be reconsidered in a new sentencing hearing here on Monday. It is one of the first such proceedings in Illinois to result from the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Miller v. Alabama that juvenile murderers should not be subject to mandatory life without parole.
 
More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/us/justices-ruling-allows-illinois-man-jailed-at-14-to-reconsider-his-future.html
 
 

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