14-Year Old is Sentenced
swerdlin at GTE.NET
Sat Oct 4 22:47:16 MDT 1997
A Dallas County jury deliberated six hours to find a 14-year
old defendant guilty of capital murder. The case involved the killing
of a popular school teacher.
The defendant had been certified as an adult, not a juvenile.
The age in question was the lowest one in the county for such
certification. The prosecutor had urged the jury to communicate a
clear message concerning crime.
The sentence was "life" in prison. although the individual
could be eligible for parole in 40 years at age 54.
(swerdlin at gte.net)
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