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Md. court: ‘Individualized’ sentencing not needed for juvenile lifers with parole

Maryland Court of Appeals (File Photo)

Maryland judges can sentence juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison with the chance for parole without first considering the killer’s youth and related circumstances, the state’s second-highest court has ruled. Such individualized considerations are required only before a ...

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Md. victims’ group backs high-court review of sniper’s resentencing

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. Malvo, a sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, June 21, 2018.  (Mike Morones /The Free Lance-Star via AP, File)

Saying murder victims' loved ones have a right to finality, a Maryland victims’ rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the pending resentencing of a man serving a life-without-parole sentence for committing sniper-style slayings in the Washington area in 2002, when he was a teenager.

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Md. AG Frosh challenges allegation of unconstitutional sentences

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh says the legislation will help low-income Maryland residents. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland has urged a federal judge to dismiss a civil-rights lawsuit claiming the state is unconstitutionally holding more than 200 juvenile offenders who are now adults under de facto sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole because Maryland governors have historically not granted parole to lifers.

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Md. court orders resentencing of juvenile murderers serving life without parole

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A Maryland appeals court on Tuesday ordered three first-degree murderers to be resentenced in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that sentencing violent juvenile offenders to life in prison without the opportunity for parole constitutes cruel and unusual punishment except in the most heinous cases.

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