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Court Limits Jail Time For Juveniles


Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:31 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:31 a.m.

A Florida appellate court says a juvenile cannot be sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder, even though he also was convicted of murder in the same case.

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Friday in a 1993 shooting and robbery near Tallahassee that killed a British tourist and wounded his fiancée.

Aundra Akins, then 14 years old, was one of four youths convicted in the case. He received a 27-year sentence for second-degree murder in a plea deal but life for attempted murder after a trial.

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