State petitions Supreme Court against 'lenient' sentence

May 3, 2012 16:32


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The State Attorney's Office filed a Supreme Court petition on Thursday against what they argue is a too-lenient sentence against the 16-year-old boy convicted of fellow teen Philip Geller's manslaughter.

The defendant, who cannot be named because he is a minor, was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Beersheba District Juvenile Court earlier this year, after agreeing to plead guilty manslaughter charges in January.

As the defendant is a minor the plea bargain does not include any deal regarding punishment. Instead, that was determined by the court in the light of a probation service report.

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