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Criminal Law: Murder-Habeas Relief-Juvenile Offender

Plaintiff appealed from the district court’s denial of plaintiff’s application for habeas relief after the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed plaintiff’s sentence for three murders plaintiff committed while he was a juvenile but old enough to be tried as an adult, for which plaintiff received a sentence of at least 90 years.

Where the cumulative effect of plaintiff’s sentence was not relevant to determining whether each sentence was proportional under Eighth Amendment jurisprudence, the district court did not err in denying habeas relief where plaintiff received three life sentences, each of which could end after 30 years.

Judgment is affirmed.

Ali v. Roy (MLW No. 74569/Case No. 19-1239 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Grasz, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Tostrud, J. (Leslie Joan Rosenberg of Saint Paul, MN for appellant) (Jean Burdorf of Minneapolis, MN for appellee)