(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.