Release of Man Sentenced to Life in Prison When A Juvenile
After 30 years in prison for the beating death and robbery of Howard Marshall Charles Rusty Blizzard walked out a freeman escaping a life sentence.
A Delaware judge ordered his release because of a Supreme Court decision that ruled it was cruel and unusual punishment to automatically sentence a juvenile to life in prison.
Blizzard was 17 in 1982 when the fatal beating occurred.
At his trial he denied he had anything to do with the beating but when he was released yesterday…he apologized to his victim’s sister calling the crime senseless.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that he is the fourth juvenile offender convicted for murder who has been released under the high court ruling.