GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who was sentenced to life in prison as a teenager on charges of robbery, abduction and murder has had his life sentence overturned.
Kent County Circuit Judge Mark Trusock on Thursday ruled that 36-year-old Chad Maleski is eligible for resentencing under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says it's unconstitutional to mandatorily sentence juvenile offenders to life without parole.
Maleski was 17 when he was found guilty of kidnapping, carjacking, unarmed robbery and murder for being one of four teens who attacked 66-year-old Willie Jones in 2000.
Trusock says Maleski wasn't the leader of the group, cooperated with police and led investigators to the body.
Maleski is being held in a state prison in Saginaw. He'll be resentenced in December and could receive between 25 to 60 years.