More life sentences in 2009 St. Louis murder
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A 21-year-old St. Louis man convicted of killing a woman has been resentenced to an additional three life sentences and 45 more years.
The new sentence for Ledale Nathan Jr. followed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that invalidated a former sentence.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1tNhXiM ) Nathan was 16 when he killed 34-year-old Gina Stallis during a 2009 home invasion.
Nathan was sentenced to life without parole, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that automatic life sentences without parole were unconstitutional for juveniles.
After a week-long hearing in June, Nathan’s first-degree murder conviction was knocked down to second-degree. The jury then had to decide the appropriate penalty. Circuit Judge Robert Dierker on Friday followed the jury’s recommended punishment.
Nathan could be eligible for parole in 75 years.