At 1:00 the COA will hear the case of Charles Dalton Shoemake v. the State of Mississippi. Shoemake and his friend Nicholas Walker murdered his former drug dealer. This was after Miller outlawed automatic life sentences for juveniles yet the trial court heard all the testimony and sentenced him to life without parole. Shoemake argues that given the evidence adduced, this was error.

Shoemake’s brief

State’s brief

Shoemake’s reply brief

Watch the argument here