Yakima County Prosecutor Not Happy With Supreme Court Ruling
Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic isn't happy with a State Supreme Court ruling that says sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. Brusic says he and other prosecutors around the state knew this would happen once the death penalty was struck down in Washington.
Brusic says now instead of arguing for life without parole prosecutors will have to argue about the length of the sentence for juveniles. And he says those sentences will then be reviewed by the State Supreme Court to determine if they're appropriate.
Brusic says as a result of the ruling, which can't be appealed to the US Supreme Court, one of two killers sentenced as a juvenile in the killing of a family in Outlook in 1993 will have to be re-sentenced in the near future.