KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- He had been condemned to die in prison, but now he may get out.
Anthony Jones of Kalamazoo was given life without parole when he was just 17, because he participated in an armed robbery at Lesman’s market that resulted in the death of the owner, although he did not pull the trigger.
Two years ago the Supreme Court ruled that such sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles in such cases. Jones is 50-years-old now and claims he is a changed man.
A kalamazoo judge ruled this week that he must still serve life, but the resentencing gives him the opportunity to be considered for parole.
It will be up to the state to decide if he should be released.