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Another no-parole sentence sought for oldest juvenile lifer

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A Detroit-area prosecutor says she'll seek another no-parole sentence for a 71-year-old man who is the oldest so-called juvenile lifer in the Michigan prison system.

Sheldry Topp has been in prison for nearly 54 years. He was 17 in 1962 when he ran away from a state hospital, broke into an Oakland County home and fatally stabbed the owner.

Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said Friday she's asking a judge to order another life sentence with no parole.

Juvenile lifers have a right to new hearings as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Life sentences with no chance for parole are no longer automatic for anyone under 18. Judges now have discretion.

Prosecutors across Michigan are filing their sentencing plans this week in more than 350 cases.

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