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Resentencing Ordered for Juvenile Non-Homicide Crime (access required)

A defendant sentenced to life in pris­on for a rape and abduction committed when he was 16 years old did not receive a meaningful opportunity to obtain re­lease based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation, as required by the Su­preme Court’s 2010 decision in Graham v. Florida, when the Virginia Supreme Court said he had a ...