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Appeals court denies Kip Kinkel's motion for reduced sentence

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Convicted school shooter Kip Kinkel will not have his sentence reduced.

Kinkel was sentenced to nearly 112 years in prison for a May 1998 shooting rampage that began at his home in Springfield, where he killed his parents before opening fire in the cafeteria at Thurston High School, killing two students and wounding 25 others.

Kinkel filed a motion asking to have the sentence tossed out, citing a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Eighth Amendment forbids life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders.

A Marion County judge denied that motion and Kinkel filed an appeal.

Wednesday, Oregon's Court of Appeals upheld the Marion County court ruling, stating:

"We conclude that the post-conviction court did not err when it denied petitioner's motion for summary judgment, granted the superintendent's motion, denied petitioner post-conviction relief, and dismissed his petition."

Kinkel is now 33 years old.

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