- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been resentenced to 45 years to life in prison for the fatal shootings of three people at a birthday party when the gunman was only 17.

Isaiah Hereford, who is now 21, was given a mandatory life sentence when he was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge three years ago. Since then, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mandatory life sentences for juvenile perpetrators are unconstitutional.

As a result, Hereford, formerly of McKeesport, had to be resentenced Monday.

He was convicted of three counts of first-degree, or premeditated, murder in the June 2010 robbery at the Crawford Village housing complex in McKeesport. Hereford and 23-year-old DeAnthony Kirk pretended they wanted to buy cigarettes before robbing an 18-year-old friend’s birthday party, killing three in the process.

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