LANSING (AP) – The Michigan appeals court has ruled to limit the use of a landmark court decision that ends mandatory no-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder.
The state court in a decision dated Thursday and released Friday says a major U.S. Supreme Court decision from earlier this year should not apply retroactively to Michigan inmates who already have exhausted most appeals.READ MORE: Ferndale Schools District Reinstating Face Masks Starting This Week
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in the case of a St. Clair County man, Raymond Carp, who was convicted of a murder committed when he was 15. His lawyer, Patricia Selby, says they’re both “very disappointed” by the decision.READ MORE: Ford, GM, Stellantis Reinstate Masks At Facilities In Areas With 'High' COVID Risk
More than 350 prisoners in Michigan are serving mandatory no-parole sentences for murders committed when they were under 18. That’s one of the highest totals in the U.S.MORE NEWS: Bank Of America Report Shows A Competitive Homebuying Season
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