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Starting off pretty warm, with temperatures in the upper 70's and lower 80's. High humidity values this morning make things extra muggy as well. Partly cloudy skies will allow a 40% coverage of showers for today. Highs will reach the mid and upper 80's. Best chances for showers will move in late tonight along with a frontal ...
Mandatory sentence for 17-year-olds
KFDM News - The Texas Legislature has approved a mandatory sentence for 17-year-olds who commit capital crimes.
The new measure would give them life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
Seventeen-year-olds are considered adults in Texas, and the previous law mandated that those convicted of killing someone while committing a felony must spend their life in prison.
However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to sentence a minor to life in prison.
The bill is headed to the Gov. Rick Perry's desk for his signature.