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Court Reinstates Juvenile’s Life Sentence (access required)

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided Supreme Court of Virginia reinstates a life sentence for a defendant who shot a store clerk during a robbery, just prior to his 18th birthday, and received a sentence of life plus 68 years, pursuant to a plea agreement; the sentencing scheme applicable to defendant’s conviction ...