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Woman convicted in 1992 killing of neighbor will be eligible for parole

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 15:36:47-05

An Oakland County woman who was sentenced to life in prison as a teen will get a shot at parole, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Jennifer Pruitt was involved in the robbery and stabbing of her 75-year-old neighbor in 1992, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Despite not actually stabbing the man, she was sentenced to life in prison. On Thursday during a re-sentencing hearing, she learned that she will be eligible for parole in six years.

In January, the Supreme Court issued a ruling, expanding an earlier, ruling, that issued mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder. Because of the expansion, it gave any juvenile a who had a life sentence to have a chance for release.