- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date for arguments in an appeal from a man who claims a 112-year prison sentence imposed when he was 15 years old violates his constitutional rights.

Brandon Moore was tried as an adult and convicted by a jury in the 2001 armed kidnapping, robbery and gang rape of a 22-year-old woman.

The 28-year-old Moore, who received his sentence in 2008 after two resentencings, claims a definite sentence that exceeds his life expectancy for crimes he committed as a juvenile violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Prosecutors argue the sentence is constitutional because it involved multiple and consecutive sentences.

The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments from both sides Feb. 4.


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