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Criminal Practice – MAR — Sentencing – Constitutional – Eighth Amendment – Proportionality – Second Degree Burglary – Life Sentence – Parole Possibility (access required)

State v. Stubbs (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0117, 43 pp.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J.) (Linda Stephens & Chris Dillon, JJ., concurring separately) Appealed from Cumberland County Superior Court (Gregory A. Weeks, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though a life term is a severe sentence for a second-degree burglary committed while defendant was still a minor, since there ...

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