Colorado man guilty of murder resentenced after Supreme Court decision

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A Colorado man who was underage when he was convicted of murder was re-sentenced to 35 years in prison last Tuesday after a Supreme Court decision found that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional.

Michael Tate was found guilty of felony murder in the death of 62-year-old Steve Fitzgerald.

Tate was 16 at the time of the crime but the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office filed charges in adult court and he received a sentence of life without parole.

The new sentence of 35 years will be counted from his original sentencing date, Nov. 2, 2007.

He also received 1,088 days of credit for time served while awaiting trial, according to the Jefferson County Court.

He will receive mandatory parole.

Most Read

Top Stories

More Home Page Top Stories