Compassion | Colorado’s high court defends a law allowing inmates convicted as juveniles to be resentenced
by Charissa Koh & Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/26/18, 05:43 pm
The Colorado Supreme Court last week upheld a law allowing state courts to resentence inmates who received life sentences without parole as juveniles.
A Colorado district attorney challenged the 2016 law, which created a distinction in resentencing for a handful of state prison inmates serving a life sentence for felony murder. The felony murder rule allows a defendant to be charged with first-degree murder for a killing that occurs during a dangerous felony, even if the killing was unintentional.
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/06/18, 11:53 am
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