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LIFE SENTENCE: Woman Set To Be Freed

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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.

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