Decision  Commonwealth v. Perez

Date: 08/25/2017
Organization: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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Commonwealth v. Perez

Commonwealth v. Perez
Supreme Judicial Court, August 25, 2017
(Juveniles/Sentence Reduction)

A juvenile who has been convicted of a non-murder offense(s) an, the aggregate time to be served prior to parole eligibility is greater than time a juvenile convicted of murder would be sentenced to, is entitled to a Miller hearing, Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460, 477-478 (2012), to determine whether or not the facts and circumstances warrant treating the juvenile more harshly for parole purposes.

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