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COURT RULING: Yvette Louisell’s Release On Hold

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The Iowa Supreme Court has halted the release of a convicted killer.

Yvette Louisell was a teenager when she was given a mandatory life sentence for the 1987 stabbing death of Keith Stilwell.

In 2012 the US Supreme Court ruled minors cannot be given mandatory life sentences.

Last week Louisell was given a new sentence of 25 years in prison, time she has already served.

She was due to be released from prison on Monday.

However, this week the state Supreme Court stayed that order while it reviews an appeal on Louisell’s re-sentencing from the attorney general’s office.