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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is making her first official visit to Delaware.
The nation's highest ranking law enforcement official is in Wilmington on Monday to focus on juvenile justice and the effects of crime on children.
She will be joined by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons during a town hall meeting with community leaders on juvenile justice at the Delaware Historical Society in downtown Wilmington.


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.    

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction is scheduled to meet.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in Annapolis.

The task force was formed in June to study current laws concerning the jurisdiction of juvenile courts. It's also reviewing the current research on best practices in the judicial system for dealing with youth who have committed further crimes.