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Florida Supreme Court orders new sentences in juvenile cases

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court is ordering new sentencing hearings for four people who were convicted of felonies they committed as juveniles, including two murders.

The court ruled Thursday that new sentences are required to comply with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions. One says juveniles can't be sent to prison for life if they haven't killed someone. The other ruled life-without-parole sentences are unconstitutional for juvenile murderers.

The decisions included the case of Rebecca Falcon, who was 15 in 1997 when she was involved in the murder of a cab driver near Panama City.

Anthony Horsley will also receive a new sentence. He was 17 when was involved in a 2006 Palm Bay robbery and murder.

Two other cases involved effective life sentences for felonies in which victims weren't killed.