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Mississippi Juvenile Armed Robbery Sentencing Case #503164

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1979
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(Studio) Report on case of 14-yr.-old boy serving 48 years for armed robbery in Mississippi prison.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Jackson, Mississippi) Most states noted to have laws allowing for trials of juveniles as adults. Case of 14-yr.-old Robert May, given 48 years in state penitentiary for armed robbery without chance for parole, detailed. Governor Cliff Finch's order that May be transferred out of penitentiary, without saying where, after much public outcry at situation reported [MAY - wants out; doesn't know where he should go.] [May's ATTORNEY - comments.]
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez (WLBT-TV newsfilm, Jackson, Mississippi)

Savitch, Jessica

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