Ex-judge expresses regret for St. Louis teen's long sentence
February 15, 2018
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis judge who sentenced a teenager to more than 240 years in prison says she "deeply" regrets her ruling and is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give him the opportunity for reform.
Evelyn Baker sentenced Bobby Bostic in 1997 for the 1995 robbery of people delivering Christmas presents for the needy. He was 16 at the time of the robbery.
Baker published an op-ed Thursday expressing her regret over the punishment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .
"Scientists have discovered so much about brain development in the more than 20 years since I sentenced Bos...