Pennsylvania Pursues Resentencing of ‘Juvenile Lifers’

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Norman Bryant was just 15 in 1985, when he joined older brother Kenneth and a 14-year-old friend in a burglary of what they believed was an empty house in Philadelphia. It wasn't empty. Kenneth Bryant found himself face to face with the occupant, Gertrude Jones, 82. He shoved her. When Jones died that day of a heart attack, it made the crime a murder, which carries a life sentence. Yesterday, after 32 years in prison, Norman Bryant . . .

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