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4th Circuit tackles statutory severance in juvenile murder case (access required)

A juvenile defendant facing charges of murder in aid of racketeering cannot be tried as an adult because the possible sentence would run afoul of recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a March 20 opinion. The 4th Circuit said that because the charge carries a mandatory sentence of ...

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