- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted as a teenager in the 1992 stabbing death of a woman will be resentenced.

Forty-year-old Christopher Baker was 16 when Potter County authorities said he killed 72-year-old Dorothy Wilkinson in her Coudersport home in May 1992.

Baker appealed the sentence based on a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile defendants are unconstitutional.

A Superior Court originally upheld the sentence, saying the ruling by the nation’s highest court wasn’t retroactive. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in January that its ruling was retroactive, the state’s high court ordered Baker resentenced and the Superior Court ordered the case sent back to Potter County for that purpose.

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Information from: The Bradford Era, https://www.bradfordera.com


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