Hamilton County Judge Declines to Extend Life Sentence for Convicted Murderer - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 28, 2017
Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman decided not to extend the life sentence of a man convicted of a shooting he committed when he was still a minor, the Times Free Press reports. Cortz Sims, now 20 years old, is already serving his life sentence for first degree murder, but prosecutors said he should serve additional time for his attempted murder convictions. Steelman sentenced Sims to 25 years for each attempted murder charge, but he decided to run them concurrently to the life sentence. If ever released on parole, Sims will be at least 68 years old.