Tonight, KBDI Channel 12 will repeat of "When Kids Get Life," a Frontline special that profiled five young men in Colorado who received the mandatory sentence of life without parole when they were convicted of first-degree murder in adult court -- even though they were juveniles when the crimes were committed.
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Colorado legislators changed the law eighteen months ago, doing away with the mandatory life sentence for juvies. But at the time, several defendants still faced that potential sentence -- and one of them, Michael Tate, finally went on trial this fall. For the full story, see Luke Turf's "Killer Instinct." -- Patricia Calhoun