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August 8, 2022
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New Zealand: 15-year-old boy receives life sentence for murder

The boy, 14 at the time of the offence, must spend at least 10 years in jail after stabbing 22-year-old Bram Willems to death

A New Zealand court has sentenced a 15-year-old boy to life in prison for a murder committed when he was 14.

The sentencing coincides with a separate legal challenge to the country’s practice of giving children life sentences, which advocates argue is “harmful and ineffective”.

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