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.
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.