Life Sentence Chucked for Old Timer in Drug Case

     HONOLULU, Hawaii (CN) – A federal judge must rethink an eight-year sentence imposed on a 72-year-old woman that effectively sends her to die in jail, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.
     The District Court blew off procedure by fashioning a sentencing guideline that would let it impose the sentence it wanted against Jackie Yong Lee, according to the 21-page ruling.
     Lee had been one of many indicted for participating in a large-scale methamphetamine distribution scheme in Guam orchestrated by Richard Ichihara.

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