LIFE SENTENCE: Woman Set To Be Freed
A woman convicted of murder as a teenager could be leaving prison in less than two weeks after being re-sentenced Friday.
Yvette Louisell was given a mandatory life sentence in 1988 for the stabbing death of Keith Stilwell in Ames.
Louisell was a minor at the time she was charged.
In 2012 the US Supreme Court ruled it is unconstitutional for minors to be given mandatory life sentences.
Louisell was re-sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison which she’s already served.
The judge’s ruling takes effect on February 10th pending an appeal, Louisell could be a free woman that day.