Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that ends mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers.
Legislative Bill 44 says judges can sentence juveniles convicted of first-degree murder from 40 years to life in prison. Under current law, judges are required to give young killers mandatory terms of life without parole.
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