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USA: Too young to vote, old enough to be sentenced to die in prison

Headline Title:  USA: Too young to vote, old enough to be sentenced to die in prison 25 October 2012 Jacqueline Montanez knows where she’s going to die.The 36-year-old is the only woman in the state of Illinois serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for a crime she committed when she was a child.In 1993, she was convicted, along with two other co-defendants, of murdering two rival gang members. The crimes took place shortly before her 16th birthday in May 1992.Even though she was only 15, she was tried in an adult court -- instead of a juvenile one…

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