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Convicted Killer to be Re-Sentenced: A New Hampshire man convicted and sentenced to life without parole (LWOP) for murdering two college professors when he was 17 years old, is scheduled to be re-sentenced after the state's Supreme Court ruled in favor of applying a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision retroactively.  Peter Schworm of The Boston Globe reports that the New Hampshire high court unanimously agreed to apply the Supreme Court's 2012 Miller decision retroactively to four inmates who are currently serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.  Each of the men will have a re-sentencing hearing, however, judges have the right to re-sentence them to LWOP if they believe it is warranted.

Cop Killer Sentenced to Death: An Arizona jury has sentenced convicted cop killer Bryan Hulsey to death.  The Associated Press reports that Hulsey killed one officer and wounded another during a routine traffic stop in 2007.  Under Arizona law, Hulsey's death sentence will be automatically appealed to the state's high court.

Convicted Sex Offender Caught at U.S. Border:   An illegal immigrant convicted in Los Angeles County on several counts of lewd acts with a child was caught earlier this week trying to enter the U.S. illegally through the country's southwest border.  Michelle Moons of Breitbart reports that 43-year-old Osmar Acevedo was convicted in 2008 of five counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child and sentenced to three years behind bars.  It is unknown whether or not he served his entire sentence or was released early.  It is also unclear when Acevedo left the U.S, but court documents show he had been previously deported in 1996. 

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