- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has agreed to offer a new sentence to a man who received a life sentence without parole as a juvenile for killing another teen nearly three decades ago.

Forty-four-year-old Kempis Songster and another teen were convicted of murdering Anjo Pryce in a drug house in 1987. The killing happened when they were 15.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/2dECrMP ) their cases are back in the courts after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in January retroactively banned automatic youth sentences of life without parole.

District Attorney Seth Williams has offered all inmates who were at least 15 during the crimes a new sentence of 35 years to life. Songster’s attorney said they want to hear the offer.

Prosecutors say an offer will be prepared by Nov. 21.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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