|Published:||Sep 26, 2012 10:39 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 26, 2012 10:39 AM EDT|
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man serving a life prison sentence for the 2006 beating death of a homeless man is getting a new sentencing hearing.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/QCWkNW ) reports that the hearing will be held Nov. 15 for 23-year-old Thomas Daugherty. He was one of three men convicted in the fatal attack on 45-year-old Norris Gaynor and nonfatal attacks on two other homeless men in Fort Lauderdale. The other two men got lesser prison sentences.
One attack was captured on surveillance video that made news nationwide and shocked advocates for the homeless.
Daugherty was 17 at the time. A Broward County judge says the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that immaturity and failure to understand risks and consequences must be determined before a juvenile can be imprisoned for life.
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