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FEB 06, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Man in KC firefighters' deaths seek lower sentence

(AP) — A man serving a life sentence for his role in a 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters will argue in court that his sentence should be reduced. Sheppard's attorney sought the re-sentencing hearing after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles violated the Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, The Kansas City Star reported (http://bit.ly/N7FQm3 ). Marion Germann, a retired battalion chief and the only firefighter still alive who was at the explosion site at the time, said Wednesday he ... Read More

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