Friday, August 29, 2014
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior to the high court's decision.
The decision here applies to, among others, a defendant in the high profile Dartmouth College murder case.
Also benefitting from the court's holding is a defendant who murdered both of his parents. (Mike Frisch)