When he was 17 years old, Steven Keefe was sentenced to life without parole for a homicide that he committed as a juvenile. Since his original sentence, the United States Supreme Court has held that sentencing a juvenile to life without parole is unconstitutional unless the particular characteristics of youth are considered by the sentencing judge.
We filed a petition for habeas corpus relief on behalf of Steven Keefe, asking that the court reconsider his sentence. In April 2019, a District Court reviewed Mr. Keefe's sentence and Judge Greg Pinski re-sentenced Mr. Keefe for the crime. Our lawsuit asks that, after over 30 years in prison, Mr. Keefe is given the opportunity to go in front of the parole board.