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(Wyo)-35-Year Minimum Upheld For Teen Killer

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/12/2017 07:47 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -  The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the 35-year minimum sentence of a man who was 15 years old when he killed a Sheridan businessman during a home-invasion 8 years ago.

       Dharminder Vir Sen was convicted of 1st-degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and aggravated burglary in the death of Robert Ernst in.

       Sen was sentenced to life in prison without parole, but the Wyoming Supreme ordered him resentenced because of federal court rulings affecting life sentences for juvenile offenders.

      He was then given life with eligibility for parole in 35 years, but argued it unconstitutional because it amounts to a death sentence...a contention rejected by the high court.

       It won't be Sen's last court case - he has filed several appeals challenging his sentence.


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