Killer Serving Life Term To Be Re-Sentenced

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A re-sentencing has been scheduled for June 9th for a Nebraska inmate who killed his 12-year-old sister when he was 14.

Sydney Thieszen was convicted of murder in 1988 for killing his sister Sacha at their home near Henderson on September 17, 1987. The 41-year-old has been serving his life term at the Tecumseh prison.

A judge ruled Thieszen is entitled to re-sentencing in accordance with the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory, life-without-parole sentences for juvenile killers is unconstitutional.

State lawmakers enacted a measure last year that ends mandatory life sentences for juveniles who commit first-degree murder. The guidelines now call for a sentence of 40 years to life for juveniles.

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