- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A man spending two consecutive life terms in prison for the 1988 deaths of a Parker couple will be resentenced next week.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/22OqUdA) Herbert Rice and Russell McNeil were 17 when they were arrested in the deaths of Mike and Dorothy Nickoloff. Rice is scheduled to be resentenced Tuesday.

Both received the same sentence and appealed on the basis of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said mandatory life sentences without parole were unconstitutional for juveniles.

The men can be resentenced under a procedure set down by the Legislature that entitles those juveniles to a new hearing.

McNeil’s resentencing hearing has not been set.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com



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