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People v. Leon Miller (November 2002)

RULING: The multiple-murder sentencing statute is unconstitutional as applied to a juvenile offender convicted under the theory of accountability.

At 15 years old, Leon Miller was charged with a double homicide after agreeing to be a lookout during an altercation during which two people were shot and killed. Miller was and tried and convicted as an adult under the legal theory of accountability and sentenced to natural life under the multiple-murder sentencing statute.

The sentenced was appealed, and it was found that the application of that statute to a juvenile convicted under the theory of accountability was unconstitutional.

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