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1992 Drake Diner murderer back in court today

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The man convicted in the infamous Drake Diner double murder will be back in court today.

Joseph White was 17 years old when he shot and killed two people while robbing the restaurant in 1992.

He was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Today, White will be re-sentenced, and it could lead to him eventually being released from prison.

The re-sentencing stems from the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Justices banned sentences of life without parole for murderers who committed the crime prior to turning 18.

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