Judge sides against juvenile lifers in re-sentencing challenge
More than 360 Michigan inmates have been dealt a setback.
The prisoners were all sentenced to automatic life without parole as teenagers. The U.S. Supreme Court says that's unconstitutional.
So local prosecutors were set to re-sentence those Michigan inmates.
Attorneys for those prisoners objected. They worried local prosecutors would routinely seek life without parole during re-sentencing, and argued the Supreme Court decision should prevent that.
But Judge John Corbett O'Meara disagreed.
The punishment is still possible -- but only after a hearing when a judge can learn more about a defendant's background.