- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who had been serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a classmate when he was 14 years old could now be free someday.

The Palm Beach Post (https://goo.gl/WO5cCB) reports that County Circuit Judge Jack Cox approved a new 40-year sentence Friday for 32-year-old Tronneal Mangum. He has already served more than 19 years.

Authorities say Mangum shot and killed his Conniston Middle School classmate, 14-year-old Jean Pierre Kamel. The two had a history of disputes, and the boys got into a confrontation outside the school in 1997 that end with Mangum pulling a gun.

The original life sentence had to be reconsidered after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that juveniles could not automatically be sentenced to life without chance of parole.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, https://www.pbpost.com

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