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Justices weigh limit on death penalty

Case involving teen may signal shift

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / October 14, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- A narrow majority of Supreme Court justices appeared to signal yesterday that they intend to strike down the death penalty for teenage murderers as ''cruel and unusual punishment" because society has reached a consensus that adolescents are less culpable for their actions than adults. (Full Article: 866 Words)

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