Young-Adult Criminals Challenging Life Sentences

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Appeals by inmates serving life prison terms in Pennsylvania based on crimes committed when they were 18, 19, and 20 years old have begun to reach the state's highest court, reports Philly.com. One was filed by Charmaine Pfender, who was 18 when she shot a man she says was attempting to rape her at knifepoint, killing him . . .

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