Nebraska Supreme Court Orders Re-Sentencing For Three Killers

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that three convicted killers will have to be re-sentenced because of their age at the time of sentencing.

The high court upheld the conviction of Juan Castenada, who was 15 when he was arrested along with Eric Ramirez and Edgar Cervantes for a 30-minute Omaha robbery and murder spree that left two dead and one injured on November 12, 2008.

Because of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that juveniles age 17 and under can’t be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ordered Castenada and Ramirez, 17 at the time of the killings, be re-sentenced. They had initially received two life terms without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.

Douglas Mantich, who was 16 when he committed a murder in 1994, will also be re-sentenced.

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