Home / Local Sanford, NC News / Last week’s Supreme Court ruling could affect at least 2 persons from Lee County


SANFORD–In a 5-4 decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that life without parole for juveniles violates the Constitution’s ban against cruel and unusual punishment.  Of those on the state’s list, at least 20 were from the Cape Fear Region, including two, each, from Lee and Harnett Counties.  The list includes Utaris Reid and Lakeith Bellamy from Sanford.  Reid was 14 when he was sent to prison in 1995 and  Bellamy was 15 when he was convicted in 1998.

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