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.