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Convicted murderer from Kalamazoo re-sentenced to life without parole


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Dallas McDade Jr. was 17 when he was given life without parole for the murder of Eric Jenkins in Kalamazoo.

The Supreme Court has since issued the "Juvenile lifer" ruling that determined it was cruel and unusual punishment not to give juvenile offenders a shot at parole, even when they commit the worse crimes..

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that McDade, who's case was still under appeal, should be resentenced under that new guideline.  

Kalamazoo Circuit Judge Alexander Lipsey decided late Friday afternoon that it is in the best interest of the public that McDade never get out of jail.

Judge Lipsey found that McDade had a long serious adult criminal history before the murder and has failed to take advantage of opportunities to rehabilitate himself. LHe found that he premeditated the

Lipsey noted that the murder that McDade committed was premeditated and that he has shown no remorse since.

McDade has now had his shot at parole, and its been denied.  

His lawyer says he will appeal.