- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who had been serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a classmate when he was 14 years old could now be free someday.

The Palm Beach Post (http://goo.gl/WO5cCB) reports that County Circuit Judge Jack Cox approved a new 40-year sentence Friday for 32-year-old Tronneal Mangum. He has already served more than 19 years.

Authorities say Mangum shot and killed his Conniston Middle School classmate, 14-year-old Jean Pierre Kamel. The two had a history of disputes, and the boys got into a confrontation outside the school in 1997 that end with Mangum pulling a gun.

The original life sentence had to be reconsidered after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that juveniles could not automatically be sentenced to life without chance of parole.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com



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