Habitual Offender’s Life Term Voided in Delaware

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http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2003/06/03threestrikesrul.html The Delaware Supreme Court threw out a life sentence under the state's habitual offender law, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution's protection from cruel and unusual punishment, the Wilmington News Journal reports. Chris A. Crosby, who had five previous non-violent offenses, was ordered to serve life in prison for giving a false name to police and signing a fingerprint card with that name. The court said the punishment was "grossly disproportionate to . . .

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