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  • Frederick Christian speaks on his own behalf during a hearing before the state's parole board in Natick, Mass., Thursday, May 29, 2014. Christian, who has been in prison for twenty years for a premeditated robbery which resulted in two dead and one injured, is appealing for release after Massachusetts' highest court struck down mandatory life sentences for juveniles in December. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    2 juvenile lifers plead for freedom for 1st time

    Two Massachusetts men imprisoned since age 17 under a mandatory life sentencing law for young offenders pleaded for freedom Thursday during the state's first parole hearings since its highest court struck down the law in December, part of a cascade of such legal moves around the country.

  • Maine convicted murderers seeks parole

    A Maine man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than 40 years ago is scheduled to appear before the state parole board this week to seek his freedom.

  • No parole for Ex-Carolina Investors exec Sheppard

    State parole officials decided Wednesday to reject a request for early release for former HomeGold executive Ronnie Sheppard, sending him back to prison for at least another year despite his attorney's pleas that his poor health would benefit from private care.

  • Condemned Ohio man seeks mercy, points to 2nd man

    A man sentenced to death for a Cleveland produce vendor's 1983 slaying should be granted mercy partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter, defense attorneys argued in a clemency application Thursday.

  • DeWeese released after corruption sentence

    Former state Rep. Bill DeWeese was released from prison Sunday after finishing his sentence for political corruption.

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