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Joseph White (Courtesy: Des Moines Register)

Joseph White (Courtesy: Des Moines Register)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Resentencing for the teen convicted in the 1992 Drake Diner murders is being held Wednesday and it could mean he will one day be released from prison.

Joseph White was 17-years-old when he shot and killed two people while robbing the diner. He was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

But because of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned life sentences without parole for offenders under the age of 18, White is being resentenced.

The decision could eventually lead to White being released from prison.

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