Brandon Moore on Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole

Brandon Moore

On August 21, 2001, a group of teens, including 15-year-old Brandon Moore, kidnapped and raped Melissa, a 21-year-old college student in Youngstown, Ohio. Brandon was tried as an adult and sentenced to 141 years in prison without parole. Seventeen years later the Ohio Supreme Court agreed that Brandon’s sentence is the equivalent of life without parole, and is therefore unconstitutional, granting him a resentencing.