Governor Jerry Brown passes bill that gives juvenile lifers a second chance to reduce sentences

SB9: juvenile lifers can ask to reduce sentence

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kyle Hoffman, Luis Palafox and David Moses were all juveniles when they beat their elderly victims to death.

Hoffman and Palafox are serving life without parole sentences and Moses faces the same fate when he is sentenced later this month.

But they and more than 300 other juvenile lifers in California may get a second chance under SB9, which Governor Jerry Brown has approved.

The bill would give inmates serving life without parole sentences for murders they committed as juveniles a chance to ask judges to reconsider their sentences after they serve at least 15 years in prison.

The judges could reduce the no parole sentence to 25 years to life with the possibility of parole.

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