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Lawyers discuss laws on child sentencing

...of a 12-year-old whose maximum punishment was two years imprisonment if found guilty of strangling 8-year-old Amy Yates in Carrollton in April. "Why is it that a person who commits murder can only serve two years in jail?" asked Sen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/02/met_417585.shtml
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Teenager accused in slaying released

...will be under house arrest while prosecutors decide whether to proceed with murder charges against him in the death of Amy Yates. A juvenile court judge this week ordered the boy's release. The boy's statement was thrown out by the same judge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/14/met_77495.shtml
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...plea deal with prosecutors, his public defender said. The boy, who was 12 when he was accused of strangling neighbor Amy Yates in April 2004, entered a "best-interest" plea, attorney Gerald Word said. In making the plea, the boy avoided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/15/met_458689.shtml
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...suppress the statement, which came during an hours-long interrogation session and led authorities to believe he killed Amy Yates. Amy disappeared in April while riding her bike to a friend's home in her trailer park, where the boy also lived...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/16/met_428680.shtml
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Lawmaker seeks change in Georgia juvenile code

...centers for young offenders if he is found to have committed the crime. "When the people of Georgia learned that little Amy Yates was murdered by another child, they were clearly horrified, but when they learned that the accused could spend as little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/10/met_421711.shtml
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...Juvenile Court Judge Dan Camp said he was concerned about the boy's home environment if he were released to his parents. Amy Yates disappeared in April while riding her bike to a friend's home in her trailer park, where the boy also lived. Her body...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/03/met_427429.shtml
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Child gets 81/2 years for shooting death

...in Georgia in 2006 to give juvenile judges the power to impose longer sentences on children younger than 13 who kill. Amy Yates was 8 years old when she was strangled to death in Carrolton in April 2004. A 12-year-old boy accused of killing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/31/met_467766.shtml
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Lawmakers work to meet 30-day deadline

...legislation to increase the penalties for youths committing violent crimes. "Amy's Law," named after 8-year-old Amy Yates, who was strangled two years ago, would allow courts to keep juveniles confined until they turn 21 if the crime were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/26/met_59524.shtml
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...Monday that the boy, now 13, voluntarily gave statements to investigators in the strangling death of 8-year-old Amy Yates, whose body was found in April near the trailer park where she and the boy lived. Defense attorney Gerald Word said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/25/met_444797.shtml
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...in child's strangling CARROLLTON, GA. - The trial for the 12-year-old boy accused of strangling 8-year-old Amy Yates last April has been postponed from Dec. 13 to an unspecified date next year. Under Georgia law, a child under the age...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/10/met_436817.shtml
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