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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Miller v. Alabama
Citation:567 U.S. 460 (2012)
In November 1999, petitioner Kuntrell Jackson, then 14 years old, and two other boys decided to rob a video store. En route to the store, Jackson learned that one of the boys, Derrick Shields, was carrying a sawed-off shotgun in his coat sleeve. Jackson decided to stay outside when the two other boys entered the store. Inside, Shields pointed the gun at the store clerk and demanded that she give up the money. She refused. At trial, the parties disputed whether Jackson warned the clerk that we ain’t playing, or instead told his friend, “I thought you all was playing.” When the clerk threatened to call the police. Shields shot and killed her. The three boys fled. The boys were sentenced to life imprisonment.
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