Bill Could Change How Underage Killers Are Sentenced In Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 12:46 pm
By: News On 6

A bill that could change the way underage killers are sentenced is now on its way to the state Senate.

The House debated and passed an amendment that would allow judges to determine whether underage killers should serve life in prison.

The law would only apply after a psychological exam and only after a judge finds the teen to be someone who can’t benefit from rehab.

"What does that term mean? And who among us really gets to decide who can never make a turn. Who can never become better," said Representative Regina Goodwin.

If the bill makes it through the Senate, without changes, it would then go to the governor's desk.