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No New Murder Sentence for Juvenile (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses this habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, finding that the state court that sentenced defendant to life in prison for a capital murder he committed as a juvenile, acted in accordance with Miller v. Alabama, 132 S.Ct. 2455 (2012), decided after defendant was sentenced. The court assumes without deciding ...

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