SD Supreme Court: Charles Sentence Stands
The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the 92-year sentence of Daniel Charles, who murdered his stepfather in 1999. Charles was 14 at the time. He had been sentenced to life without parole, but was given a second chance resulting from a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2012.
Charles appealed that second-chance sentence, saying it was too harsh given his youthful immaturity at the time of the crime.
The state high court rejected that argument. SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.