Senators debate 30 or 60-year minimum for juveniles convicted of murder

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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers continued to struggle Tuesday with how much to punish kids who kill.

A contingent of state senators failed in a second attempt to raise the minimum number of years juvenile killers must spend in prison before becoming eligible for parole. Existing Nebraska law mandates life in prison without parole for such juveniles, but the U.S. Supreme Court has declared the law unconstitutional.

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