Wednesday, April 25, 2018


The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to 241 years in prison for a crime he committed when he was 16 years old. They did not give a reason for their decision.

Bobby Bostic committed several violent crimes in 1995. The teenage Bostic had robbed people delivering Christmas presents at gunpoint, shot and injured a man, and stole a car.  The judge who sentenced him has since said: "This is the only one where I regret the amount of time I gave. The amount of time is ridiculous."

Bostic will not be eligible for parole until he is 112. Bostic's lawyers wrote in their petition that the unfair sentencing meant Bostic, "who committed only nonhomicide offenses as a 16 year old, will never be fit to rejoin society, no matter how successfully he demonstrates maturity and reform as an adult".

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