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Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again


An Alabama man whose 2012 case led to a ban on madatory life sentences for juveniles has been issued a second life sentence.

Lawrence Circuit Judge Mark Craig ruled that Evan Miller met the legal criteria to be sentenced to life in prison without parole, despite Miller being a teen when he killed someone. The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that such a ruling violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusal punishment.

Miller was 14 in 2003 when he and another teen beat someone with a baseball bat after setting his trailer on fire.

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