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USA: Further information: Appeal to be heard in case of 12-year-old boy: Jordan Brown

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 51/068/2010

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has agreed to review Jordan Brown’s appeal against a court decision to try him as an adult for the killing of Kenzie Houk, his father’s fiancée. If tried in an adult court, the 12-year-old boy could be sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole. This sentence, when imposed on anyone who was under 18 years old at the time of the crime, violates international law.

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