Bill Would Allow Parole for Juvenile Murder Convicts

A new piece of legislation in Tennessee that would allow juveniles convicted of murder to get a parole hearing after serving 30 years, even if they were given a life sentence, is causing controversy in a community still scarred by a 20-year-old case, the Greeneville Sun reports. Third Judicial District Attorney General Dan Armstrong is leading a charge against the measure, as it could lead to the eventual release of some of the perpetrators of the 1997 Greene County Lillelid murders. In that case, a family was kidnapped and murdered by six young people, two of which were underage.
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