Moses Lake school shooter's resentencing continued to April 2017

Sentencing for Moses Lake shooter pushed back to April 2017

MOSES LAKE, Wash. --- The man convicted of killing two of his classmates and a teacher at a Moses Lake school in 1996, was scheduled to be re-sentenced, but that hearing has now been pushed back to April 2017.

Barry Loukaitis' sentencing and mitigation was continued to April 19, 2017 and is expected to last three days. His defense team requested the continuance due to issues scheduling their expert. The judge chose to postpone for that length of time in an effort to make this the one and only continuance.

Loukaitis was just 14-years-old when he opened fire at Moses Lake Middle School. The court had originally sentenced to two life sentences and another 205 years in prison.

However, a few years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled teens younger than 16-years-old cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This means, Loukaitis could be released by 2021.

Loukaitis has already served more than 20 years in prison.

(© 2016 KREM)


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