Posted: Apr 11, 2013 8:08 AM by AP
The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that Dalton Fletcher, the teenager convicted in December 2011 of killing his parents at their western Ouachita Parish home, will be resentenced.
The News-Star reports Fletcher, who was 15 when he committed the crime, was sentenced in February 2012 to two life sentences without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
According to the appellate court's ruling, Fletcher's sentence will be thrown out in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued last year that bans states from imposing mandatory life sentences without possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of murder.
Fletcher was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder by a Bossier Parish jury for the shooting deaths of his parents, John and Tammy Fletcher, in September 2010.