(KMOV) - A St. Louis man convicted of first-degree murder when he was 16-years-old will be re-sentenced following an appeal.
In 2010, LeDale Nathan was tried as an adult for the murder of Gina Stallis in October 2009. He was found guilty on 26 counts including first-degree murder and assault.
Two first responders inside the home were also seriously injured in the deadly home invasion.
Nathan was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole but has since filed an appeal.
He claimed the state did not prove he committed first-degree murder and believes his age should have been considered at sentencing. He is appealing that he should have been convicted of second-degree murder.
A Missouri Supreme Court judge upheld the convictions but sent the case back for re-sentencing.
Judge Paul Wilson claimed the original sentencing violated the Eighth Amendment.
In December 2011, Mario Coleman, 24, was also found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his involvement in the case. He was convicted of first-degree murder and 25 other counts including kidnapping and burglary.