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Juvenile’s 91-year murder sentence upheld (access required)

Where a 16-year-old defendant was sentenced to life without parole for murder and robbery and resentenced to life suspended after 91 years following the decision in Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460, 465 (2012), the sentences are constitutional. Miller held that life sentences without parole for juveniles are cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. Overview Appellant ...