On July 16, 2003, 14-year-old Evan Miller and his 16-year-old friend Colby Smith beat 52-year-old father of three Cole Cannon in his home, before attempting to cover their tracks with fire. His case would end up at the Supreme Court, but it would take 9 years for Miller himself to be resentenced, with a final decision coming down on April 27, 2021.

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Matt Smith, JJIE. Family of Evan Miller and His Murder Victim Testify in Resentencing

Matt Smith, JJIE. Evan Miller Offers Apology As Resentencing Hearing Wraps

Adam Janos, A&E. The Offenders Behind 3 Court Cases That Changed Lifetime Imprisonment Laws for Juveniles

Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project. Was Evan Miller ‘The Rare Juvenile’ Who Deserved Life Without Parole?

Matt Smith, JJIE. Alabama inmate Evan Miller awaits resentencing four years after landmark decision - al.com

Kent Faulk, al.com. Evan Miller, the Alabama inmate whose case became precedent for juvenile sentencing, set for hearing - al.com

Cole Cannon. http://www.teenkillers.org/index.php/memorials/a-d/alabama-victims/cole-cannon/

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