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Juvenility considered in imposing life sentence (access required)

After the defendant was sentenced to life without parole for crimes committed when he was 17, the Supreme Court held that, when sentencing a minor to life without parole, the court must consider the defendant’s “youth and attendant characteristics.” Because the record showed the sentencing court considered his juvenility, the resentence of life without parole ...