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Adolfo Davis update

Last month we brought you the story of Adolfo Davis. He’s a Cook County man who got a life sentence with no chance for parole when he was a teenager and he’s been locked up for 24 years. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mandatory life without parole for kids is unconstitutional, which makes Davis, and some 80 others in Illinois, eligible for a hearing on a new sentence. Davis was in court last month for his hearing - the first of its kind in Cook County. Monday, the judge who heard 11 hours of testimony last month will tell Davis her decision. He could be freed on time served, or still have life without parole, or something in between. Reporter Linda Paul’s been following Davis’ story for years and she joins us from the criminal courts building. (Flickr/yooperannl)

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