Juvenile sentencing cases make their way to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is batting around the issue of life in prison without parole for juveniles sentenced on murder charges.

According to the Associated Press, the justices are looking into cases of two 14-year-olds — one in Alabama and one in Arkansas — convicted for killing. The former was charged after he beat a man to death and then set his house on fire, the latter was in on an armed robbery in which he witnessed another boy fatally shoot a store clerk.

Justices have thus far ruled out the death penalty for minors and life without the chance for parole for juveniles convicted of crimes not related to killing.

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