When James Comer and two accomplices went on an armed robbery spree 15 years ago, one of the other robbers shot and killed a father of three because the man didn’t have any money to take. Comer was 17 years and 3 months old — still a juvenile by law — but tried as an adult and convicted of several of those violent crimes…Comer’s attorneys don’t make any argument about his guilt or innocence. They say the record is well established on that. Their concern was he was a juvenile 17 years and 3 months old at the time and that should have been factored into his punishment.
“So does this now start to maybe open up a slippery slope that somebody who’s 18 can argue
‘well, I why was someone who was 17 years of age and three or four months able to have their sentence re-looked at and I’m only 18 and why can’t I have my sentence re-looked at as well?’”