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Youngest Del. murderer could get parole
By Associated Press

The youngest multiple murderer in Delaware history now has hope of one day being released from prison.

Donald Lee Torres was 14 years old when he set a fire in 1989 that killed a man, his wife and their two young children at a Middletown home.

The News Journal reports that on Friday, a judge gave Torres a reduced sentence of 110 years. He had initially received eight consecutive life terms.

Torres is also now subject to a new law that was passed after the Supreme Court made it illegal for a minor to receive an automatic life sentence. He's eligible to have his sentence reviewed and reduced after serving 30 years. That means he'll be back before a judge in 2019 and could be paroled.



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