You may remember this kid, 17, who is accused of Capital Murder in Parker County of his mom and sister. It sounds pretty cold-blooded.
But his lawyers were in court today arguing that the indictment should be quashed because if he were to be found guilty of the charged offense there are only two possible punishments under Texas law: (1) death or (2) live without parole. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has recently held that it is cruel and unusual punishment for either of those sentences to imposed on a minor defendant. So the lawyers argued he was charged with a crime that he can't be punished for.
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