April 26, 2016
A federal appeals court panel said Branden Pete, who was a teen when he received the mandatory sentence of life without parole in a 2002 murder, should get a new sentencing hearing. Photo/Tim Evanston via flickr/Creative Commons
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WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a resentencing April 11 for a Navajo man who was sentenced to life without parole for murder and conspiracy to murder in 2002, when he was just 16 years old.