The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Budry Michel's life sentence was constitutional because it included a possibility of parole after 25 years, so it doesn't necessarily mean Michel will spend life in prison.
The court has ordered new sentencing hears for other prisoners sentenced to life for crimes committed as juveniles.
Michel was 22 when he was sentenced in 1996 for the Broward County murder, meaning he would be eligible for parole when he's 47. The court said that was well within his expected lifetime.
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