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Teen Gets Life In Prison Without Parole For Cop Killing

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File photo of a courthouse. (Credit: Jean Ross WAOK-AM)

File photo of a courthouse. (Credit: Jean Ross WAOK-AM)

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CLAYTON COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC) – A teenager was sentenced to the maximum of life in prison without parole for last summer’s shooting death of Clayton county deputy,  Rick Daly.    18-year old Jonathan Bun,  apologized to Daly’s family, Thursday,  during his sentencing before Clayton county superior court judge,  Deborah Benefield.   The judge listened to a challenge to the so called U-S Supreme Courts,  ‘death in prison’ sentence,  that would exempt offenders under 18,  from the maximum,  but the judge said it didn’t apply in this case.  “In the presence of this court,  he has never shown any remorse,” Benefield said.   Bun was 17 on July 20, 2011 when he shot and killed Daly.     “This court does not find the sentencing statutes to be unconstitutional as applied in this case or otherwise,” Benefield said. “That was clearly said by the majority even in the recent decision … [while] it was unconstitutional for [life without parole] to be mandatory, it was important that it was important for there to be judicial discretion.    “Georgia statute allows for judicial discretion.”

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