Convicted murderer to have sentence reduced

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who spent 22 years in prison for a murder he committed as a teen will be resentenced.

Robert Maze was the gunman in a 1996 robbery at a west side beer store that ended in murder. On Friday, a judge overruled a prosecutor, saying the 38-year-old should get a term of years rather than life without the possibility of parole.

However, a U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional.

The Kent County Prosecutor's office recommended the other co-defendants in the case for resentencing, and received minimum sentences, but wanted Maze to stay behind bars because he was the shooter.

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