Court to look at life without parole for teens

Supreme Court to rule if juveniles can be sent away to die in prison


By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — The U.S. Supreme Court has already said —- twice —- that teenage criminals are not the same as their adult counterparts.

Now the high court is expected to rule, perhaps today, whether it is constitutional to sentence teenage killers to life without parole, considering that teenagers' brains are not yet fully developed.

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