Inmate: High-court ruling makes life sentence illegal

Man is asking to be brought before a state judge to argue his civil rights are being violated with an illegal sentence


By Lisa Redmond
Sentinel & Enterprise 

GARDNER, Mass. — An NCCI-Gardner inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder and has a history of headline-grabbing actions is asking to be brought before a state judge to argue his civil rights are being violated with an illegal sentence.

Luis Perez says he was 19 and a minor when he began serving a life sentence for the 1971 murder of a Lowell man over what turned out to be $1,000 in fake bills.

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