- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A resentencing hearing for a man who was 14 when he was charged with killing a taxi cab driver in Pierre almost 20 years ago has been rescheduled.

KGFX-AM reports (https://bit.ly/17gNdRk ) that Paul Dean Jensen Jr. was originally scheduled for a resentencing hearing in January. Jensen was convicted in 1996 for shooting and killing cab driver Michael Hare earlier that year.

Prosecutors said Jensen and Shawn Springer, who was 16 at the time, had the 28-year-old Hare drive them out of town where they robbed him of $34.48 before shooting him to death.

Jensen was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is now requesting a new sentence following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that prohibits such sentences for juveniles.

His hearing will now likely be in June.


Information from: KGFX-AM, https://www.drgnews.com/

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