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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Eighth Amendment – 17-Year-Old – Consecutive Life Sentences (access required)

  Upon defendant’s motion for appropriate relief, the trial court changed his sentence from two consecutive terms of life without parole to two consecutive terms of life with the possibility of parole, meaning defendant would be eligible for parole in 50 years. Although this court held the same sentence unconstitutional in State v. Kelliher, 849 S.E. ...

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