Maryland’s second-highest court has affirmed a 100-year prison sentence for a man who was 17 when he was convicted for his role in a 2004 shooting outside Randallstown High School that left a man paralyzed.
Matthew McCullough, now 30, sought a review of his sentence after a series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that found children have special legal protections against extraordinarily long sentences. The high court has also ruled that mandatory life without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional.
His attorneys filed a motion in March 2016 for a review of his sentence, arguing it violated provisions of the Constitution against cruel and usual punishment.
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