Nebraska Supreme Court ruling could affect 27 teen murder cases

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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:12 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court issued precedent-setting decisions Friday that gave hope to 27 prison inmates serving life terms for murders they committed as juveniles.

Nebraska's high court ruled that three Omaha men who were convicted when teenagers were unconstitutionally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. While the Supreme Court upheld their murder convictions, it ordered that all three be given new sentences.

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