High Court Won’t Resolve Split On Mandatory Teen Life Without ParoleTerms


A Chicago man sentenced to life in prison for a crime he committed at 14 has won his bid to receive a new sentence, reports the Christian Science Monitor. The U.S. Supreme Court refused yesterday to hear a case that asked the justices to examine whether a 2012 ruling must be applied retroactively to strike down mandatory life-without-parole sentences handed down for juvenile offenders. The action lets stand an Illinois Supreme Court order that Addolfo Davis get a new sentence for his involvement in a 1990 gang-related home invasion in which two men died.

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