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Teen killer appeals life sentence again

Qu'eed Batts was sentenced to life for committing murder at age 14

Batts again appeals life sentence

A man who committed murder when he was just 14-years-old is once again appealing a life sentence.

Last month a judge dismissed a post-sentence motion filed by Easton killer Qu'eed Batts to have his life prison sentence reduced.

Now he's appealing to the state Superior Court.

Batt, now 23, received a new sentencing hearing in May after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles are unconstitutional.

Batts was originally sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2006 murder of 16-year-old CJ Edwards.


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