PA Supreme Court rules on life sentences for teens

A man who was 14 when he killed another teen in Easton leading to his life in prison without parole sentence will be re-sentenced.  It will be the third time Qu'eed Batts will be sentenced for the 2006 gang hit on 16-year-old Clarence Edwards and wounding of Cory Hilario.  Yesterday, the state Supreme Court said life terms for juveniles who kill must be extremely rare.  In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that automatic life terms for juveniles should be banned, calling them cruel and unusual punishment.  When Batts was re-sentenced in 2014, he again received life without parole.

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