People v. DokinsAnnotate this Case
Defendant, 15-years-old at the time the crimes were committed, was convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder and sentenced to 90 years to life in prison. The court rejected defendant's contention that the evidence was insufficient; identification procedures violated his due process rights; the jury was biased; the judge was biased; and there were errors in the admission and exclusion of evidence. Therefore, the court affirmed the conviction. However, the court concluded that the trial court failed to consider the factors in Miller v. Alabama before imposing on the juvenile defendant a sentence that is the functional equivalent of life without parole. Accordingly, the court reversed the sentence and remanded for a new sentencing hearing.