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UPDATE: Judge gives young killer 2 life terms with chance of parole

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has re-sentenced a man who killed two people at a Des Moines restaurant in 1992 to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

District Court Judge Jeanie Kunkle Vaudt on Wednesday altered Joseph "Jo-Jo" White's two life terms to give him the right to seek his freedom from the Iowa Board of Parole. White was sentenced to life without parole, but he sought the resentencing after rulings by the U.S. and Iowa supreme courts banning such sentences for people who committed crimes as juveniles.

White was convicted of gunning down 25-year-old Cara McGrane and 28-year-old Tim Burnett during a robbery of the Drake Diner, where both were managers.

White, then 17, grabbed less than $500 from the cash register.

Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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