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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Sentencing – Murder – Juvenile Defendant (access required)

The court declines defendant’s invitation to extend the reach of the Eighth Amendment so as to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles who are convicted of murder. Following a jury trial, appellant Smith was convicted and sentenced to thirty-five years’ imprisonment for murder and thirty years’ imprisonment for attempted murder, the sentences to be run concurrently. ...

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