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October 26, 2010

Michigan trial court rejects constitutional attack on mandatory LWOP for juve killer

Thanks to this post at TalkLeft (which is worth a full read), everyone can find out the outcome and read the opinion in the Michigan case previously blogged about here in which a sentencing judge was required to impose a life without parole sentence on a juvenile offender who, at age 14, murdered his grandfather and was tried as an adult for the crime.

This local press report, which is headlined "15-year-old Dakotah Eliason sentenced to life without parole," provides more details on the case and a video of the defendant's statement at sentencing.   And available here is the trial court's 14-page opinion rejecting constitutional and international law attacks on the sentence.

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