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Oregon Attorneys Argue State's Juvenile Sentencing Laws Are Unconstitutional

A case going before the Oregon Court of Appeals on Friday argues that the state's sentencing laws for juveniles violates the U.S. Constitution and a 2012 Supreme Court ruling.

On March 26, 2001, Barbara Thomas was killed by her teenage son and four of his friends near Redmond, Oregon.

Police say she was struck in the head with a glass bottle, repeatedly and then shot. The teens became known as the "Redmond Five." After killing Thomas the teens stole her Honda coupe and drove for Canada. They were arrested when they tried to cross the border.

One of the teens was Justin Link. He was found guilty of aggravated

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