juvenile life without parole
The state of Michigan wants to overturn a decision that would grant parole hearings to hundreds of prison inmates who were automatically given no-parole sentences as teens convicted of murder.
Two young men are returning to a Macomb County court for new sentences in the murder of a man who was abducted outside a fast-food shop in 2009.
A young man convicted in the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver could eventually get the chance to leave prison after he was re-sentenced following changes in Michigan
Michigan has roughly 360 inmates in prison for life who were convicted of first degree murder when they were just teenagers.
Hundreds of students from a Catholic school are asking the state Supreme Court to give some prisoners a chance at release,
Those now incarcerated for crimes committed under age 18 would stay locked up despite pleas for a second look.
The court will decide whether roughly 360 prisoners serving mandatory no-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were under age 18 deserve a shot at freedom.
The legislation would apply only to future criminal cases, not retroactively to the state’s 360 or so inmates who were under 18 when they committed crimes, mostly murder.
Prosecutors say 21-year-old Matt Landry was held for four days before he was shot in the head. His body was later found inside a burned out vacant house in Detroit.
Tia Skinner’s life sentence will be revisited because the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory no-parole sentences for teens convicted of murder. She was 17 at the time of the deadly attack.