Kids Behind Bars: Life Or Parole was a popular series on A&E. In this article on My Crime Library we are going to look at the 2023 updates of the inmates who were hoping that their life sentences were finally going to be reduced and they would have a shot at parole.
Lacy Aaron Schmidt 2023
Lacy Aaron Schmidt was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his ex girlfriend Alana Calahan. At the time of the murder Lacy Aaron Schmidt was fourteen years old. Lacy Aaron Schmidt would be resentenced to life without parole.
Curtis Brooks 2023
Curtis Brooks was fifteen years old when he was involved in a carjacking that would leave Christopher Ramos dead. Curtis Brooks along with three other individuals would grab Christopher Ramos as he walked towards his vehicle. Curtis Brooks would be convicted of felony murder would be sentenced to life without parole. On resentencing Curtis Brooks prison term was reduced and he would be freed from prison after serving 22 years.
Timothy Chavers 2023
Timothy Chavers was a seventeen year old from Florida when he fatally shot 17-year-old Christopher Pitcock. According to court documents Timothy Chavers and three others lured the victim to a remote location under the pretense of buying drugs. Timothy Chavers would shoot and kill the victim. Timothy would be sentenced to life in prison without parole upon resentencing he would again be sentenced to life without parole
Bobby Gonzales 2023
Bobby Gonzales was fifteen years old when he would murder the mother of his girlfriend Krissi Lynn Caldwell and attempted to murder her father. Bobby Gonzales who was under the impression his girlfriend was being abused would be sentenced to life without parole. Upon resentencing he would be sentenced to life in prison with parole. His first parole hearing will be in 2027
Brandon Moore 2023
Brandon Moore was fifteen years old when he took part in the kidnapping and gang rape of a 21 year old college student in Ohio. Brandon Moore who was originally sentence to 141 years in prison would later have his sentence reduced to fifty years and will be eligible for release when he is 62 years old
James Wiley 2023
James Wiley was fifteen years old when he murdered his stepmother and three siblings in Wyoming. James Wiley would plead guilty to the four murders and be sentenced to life without parole. James Wiley would go for a resentencing hearing however his original sentence would stay the same
Otis Daniels 2023
Otis Daniels was fifteen years old when he murdered a woman during a robbery in Georgia. According to court documents Otis Daniels would force his way into a home where he would shoot a woman and her daughter. The woman would later die in the hospital. Otis Daniels would be sentenced to life without parole. On resentencing Otis would be resentenced to life in prison
Ronald Bell 2023
Ronald Bell was seventeen years old when he and two other teenagers: Kristel Maestas and Renee Lincks would kidnap, torture and murder a man in Florida. Ronald Bell was initially sentenced to death however his sentence would later be commuted to life in prison without parole after it was declared executing juveniles was unconstitutional. Kristel Maestas and Ronald Bell would go for a resentencing hearing however both would receive the same sentence life without parole
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Shelton Jackson 2022
Shelton Jackson was seventeen years old when he murdered a man during a robbery. Shelton Jackson was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Florida and is currently going through the resentencing process
Dana Barker 2022 Update
Dana Barker was seventeen years old when she fatally shot her step mother in Alabama. Dana Barker was sentenced to life without parole and is currently going through the resentencing process
Deon Haynes 2022 Update
Deon Haynes was a sixteen year old from Michigan when he participated in a robbery that would leave seventeen year old Christy Davis dead. Deon Haynes would go through the resentencing process and his original life without parole sentence be reduced and he was ultimately released from prison
Justin Long 2022 Update
Justin Long was fifteen years old when he fatally stabbed his adoptive father. Justin Long was sentenced to life without parole. Justin Long is due to go through resentencing in 2022
Malcolm Thrower 2022 Update
Malcolm Thrower was a seventeen years old when he would kidnap, rob and stab a woman to death in Florida. Malcolm Thrower would be sentenced to life without parole. Malcolm Thrower is going through the resentencing process
Richard Kinder 2022 Update
Richard Kinder was seventeen years old when he would kidnap and murder a teenage girl and attempted to murder the girl’s boyfriend. Richard Kinder partner David Durden was sentenced to death and executed in 2000. Richard Kinder would be sentenced to life without parole due to his age at the time of the crime.
Miguel Gaitan And Joel Ramos 2022 Update
Miguel Gaitan and Joel Ramos would murder 4 people at the age of fourteen in Washington State. Both were fourteen years old at the time of the murders. Miguel Gaitan and Joel Ramos would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Joel Ramos would be sentenced to 8 years and be released in 2021. Miguel Gaitan is currently going through the resentencing process.