Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/20/2014 6:29 PM

Inmate's lawyer hopeful for early release

Success - Article sent! close
  • Addolfo Davis is serving a life sentence for a crime he committed when was in eighth grade

      Addolfo Davis is serving a life sentence for a crime he committed when was in eighth grade

Associated Press

The attorney for a man whose lawsuit resulted in an Illinois Supreme Court decision to allow new hearings for those convicted of murder while juveniles says there's evidence her client is rehabilitated and should be released from prison.

Addolfo Davis is serving a sentence of life without parole for a crime he committed when he was a Chicago eighth-grader. His attorney, Patricia Soung, says the high court ruling means he could get a hearing to show he deserves a shorter sentence.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that similar sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. The state high court ruled Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling can be applied retroactively.

Cook County prosecutors haven't said if they'll appeal Thursday's decision to the Supreme Court.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.