"You can impose life without parole as a sentence, you just can't mandatorily do it," Assistant Attorney General Jason Moore said. "They still condone (the sentence) under certain circumstances. In my opinion, those circumstances were met in this case."
"If I'd known I couldn't stay with her, I wouldn't have let her go in there," Moore said. "I knew that putting her in a place with strangers, when she didn't know what was going on, would just escalate things."