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Broward Teen Gets Life In Prison

The Sun Sentinel reports that an 18-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison for robbing and fatally shooting another teen outside Boyd Anderson High School after the victim pleaded for his life, a judge ruled Friday.

Last month, Broward County jurors convicted an 18-year old of shooting a high school freshman in the chest after an April 2009 school dance.

The 18-year old was convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm.

Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson was required to impose the mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Florida lawmakers have determined that a first-degree murder conviction warrants a mandatory life sentence.  The judge has no discretion in this matter and must impose the sentence or risk an appeal.

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.  Call today to discuss your case.