Juvenile Sentencing

A man, now 19, sued the Youth Development Institute and the doctor who “prepared and issued a written report diagnosing him as ‘Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)’” because when he was 15 he exchanged “consensual text messages with a female classmate that her parents deemed inappropriate;” he seeks punitive damages, in Maricopa County Court.

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Justices Will Examine Teenage Murderers’ Sentences

Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices’ eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old Malvo, were sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teens.

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