SEATTLE -- The Supreme Court's decision Monday to throw out mandatory life prisons terms for juveniles could affect 26 cases in Washington.
The Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys says they were convicted of aggravated murder as juveniles and automatically sentenced to life in prison without parole.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg told The Seattle Times two of the cases are from King County and he expects the killers would get life terms again if given new sentencing hearings.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told The News Tribune six people from the county are subject to the ruling. He says the Washington Legislature should quickly amend the sentencing law for juveniles to make the toughest sentence life with the possibility of parole.