Court reviews life sentence for teenager convicted of murder

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by Adam McDonald & Stephanie Baumer, KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 7 at 9:05 AM

(KMOV.com) – A convicted murderer may have one of his life sentences reduced to no more than 30 years because he was only 16-years-old at the time of the murder.

On Friday, a jury converted a first degree murder charge against Ledale Nathan Jr. to second degree. Nathan was convicted in 2009 in the death of 34-year-old Gina Stallis after a home invasion.

The Supreme Court ruled that his sentence should change because he was 16-years-old at the time of the murder. The court said he should not have been automatically sentenced to life in prison.

A judge still has to make a final decision on Nathan's sentencing. 

 

Nathan is currently serving five other life sentences. 

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