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USA: Clemency urged in Louisiana child life without parole case

Headline Title:  USA: Clemency urged in child life without parole case 23 January 2012 The Louisiana authorities should grant clemency to a woman serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for a crime committed when she was a child, Amnesty International said today as the state Pardon Board meets in Baton Rouge. Christi Cheramie, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1994 after pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of her fiancé’s great-aunt earlier that year. She was 16 at the time. If the pardon board denies her application for a clemency hearing,…

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