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Convicted Oklahoma Murderer To Get Chance For Parole

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    An Oklahoma man is among the latest inmates to get a chance at parole despite receiving a life sentence.    
     The Supreme Court said Monday it won't get involved in the  case of Keighton Budder.
    A federal appeals court had previously set aside Budder's sentence for violent crimes he committed as a juvenile.
    Budder was convicted of rape and other charges and received three consecutive life sentences plus 20 years. 
    Under Oklahoma law he'd have had to serve almost 132 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit said earlier this year that the sentence violates a Supreme Court ruling that forbids life-without-parole sentences for juvenile non-homicide offenders.
    The appeals court sent the case back to Oklahoma courts for Budder to be resentenced.
 

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