- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) - The lawyer for a convicted killer is arguing that his 105-year sentence is excessive.

The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that lawyer Bruce Lewin says Kane County Judge D.J. Tegeler should have given more consideration to the age of the defendant.

Dimitri Green-Hosey was 18 years, eight months old when he shot Arin Williams in the head in 2014.

Lewin is seeking a new sentencing hearing.

Lewin argues the sentence is “cruel and unusual punishment” in violation of the Constitution and does not consider Green-Hosey’s chances at rehabilitation.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that it was unconstitutional for juveniles convicted of two murders to automatically receive life in prison.

Lewin says a juvenile doesn’t automatically become an adult immediately after turning 18.


Information from: The Beacon-News, https://beaconnews.chicagotribune.com/

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