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Moses Lake school shooter to be resentenced in October

Associated Press

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – A man convicted of shooting three people at a Moses Lake middle school in 1996 will be resentenced in late October.

Barry Loukaitis was 14 when the shooting occurred on Feb. 2, 1996. He killed a teacher and two fellow students at Frontier Middle School. He is serving a life sentence for the killings.

KREM-TV reported that in Grant County Superior Court on Friday a judge set re-sentencing dates for Oct. 27 and 28.

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision held that children under the age of 16 can’t be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. That means Loukaitis must be re-sentenced. In January it was decided that the judge assigned to his original sentencing, Judge Michael Cooper, will come out of retirement to preside over the case.

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