TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 27, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that juveniles serving life sentences for murder must be considered for parole may impact a Columbia case. Charles Lowe-Kelley was sentenced to two consecutive life terms when he was a teenager for the shooting deaths of two people. Thomas Hutto, Kelley's attorney, argues that the two terms are equal to life without parole because Kelley was a juvenile when sentenced. “I think (Monday’s ruling) gives a lot of good ammunition for an appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Courts,” Hutto said. Read more from The Daily Herald