A teenager convicted of a 2009 murder and sentenced to life in prison has won another chance to get less time in jail.
The second degree murder conviction of Jeremy Brooks was upheld, but the 2nd Circuit of Appeals sent his case back to the Caddo Parish District Courts for re-sentencing.
In April of 2009, 15-year-old Terrell Savore was shot and killed outside the Canaan Village Apartments on Patzman Street. Savore was an innocent bystander when a gunfight broke out.
Investigators would later testify that 40 shots were fired toward the crowd.
Jeremy Brooks, who was 17 at the time, was convicted in July 2011 of second degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence.
But according to the higher court, mandatory life sentences are forbidden for offenders under the age of 18.
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