Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Is it unconstitutional for a judge to sentence a 16 year old to life in jail for first degree murder?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    i dont think so if he did kill someone

  • 1 month ago

    No.  Murder is not a federal crime, so each state may decide how to handle it.  The Constitution doesn't say anything about murder.

    Supposedly, the state of Texas claims the right to try a person as young as 13 'as an adult', meaning a 13-year-old murderer might well get the death penalty.  They haven't tried it yet, but their laws make it possible.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.                      .

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