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Life without parole News

Gas station shooter gets life for killing teen over loud music

A white man who shot into a car full of black teenagers at a Florida gas station in 2012, killing one, has been sentenced to life without parole. Michael Dunn was sentenced to life today in a Florida courtroom.

Video: Michigan judge loses cool sentencing convicted killer

Jackson - In what was supposed to be a routine sentencing, the judge lost his temper after the defendant rolled her eyes, smirked, laughed and interrupted family members of the victim while they were speaking.

Jennifer Mee, known as 'Hiccup Girl,' found guilty of murder

Clearwater - A Florida woman who became famous as a teen for her uncontrollable hiccupping was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the shooting death of Shannon Griffin.

Mississippi man sentenced to life without parole for bad check

Jackson - A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life without the possibility for parole for buying $106 worth of liquor with a bad check.

In California, minors serving life without parole get 2nd chance

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that gives minors who were sentenced to life in prison without parole a new chance of release after they serve 25 years.

America's longest serving female inmate may be paroled

Phoenix - Betty Smithey has been in jail for 49 years after being sentenced to life without parole. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reduced her sentence to 48 years to life, making the 69-year-old eligible for release.

South Dakota man sentenced to life in 50-year-old grudge killing

Madison - The only reason Carl Ericsson, 73, could give for shooting Norman Johnson, 72, to death in January was that a jockstrap was put on Ericsson's head in a locker room when the two were in high school together during the 1950s.

Severe prison conditions greet young offenders serving life

Washington - More than 2,500 youth offenders serving life without parole sentences in United States adult prisons experience conditions violating basic human rights, including denied access to education, isolationism, rape, and assault, according to a new report.

Nicole Ann Dupure Is A Number Until She Dies

Nicole Ann Dupure is a number, 599905. It's the number that she will own until she dies alone in a prison. She has sat in a cell there since she was seventeen. It will be her home until she dies.

Op-Ed: 'Children' in Prison For Life?

Mary Jones says of her sister Ashley, "She should have a chance to have a life. Her life shouldn't just be taken away from her like that.” Ashley brutally murdered their grandfather, aunt and attempted to murder Mary and their grandmother.
 

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