(This story was updated to include the date of Emru Kebede's resentencing.)
Eleven of Lancaster County's 12 juvenile lifers are scheduled to be resentenced by early January.
All are serving prison terms of life without parole for their roles in murders committed when they were juveniles.
They were granted the opportunity to be resentenced following two U.S. Supreme Court cases.
A 2012 decision found life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders could be a violation of the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishments. And a 2016 decision made that retroactive to all juvenile lifers.
Ricardo Cruz, 39, was the first of the county's juvenile lifers to be resentenced when he received a new term of 25 years to life on Sept. 5. He has already served more than 25 years in prison.
Cruz is now eligible for parole, but he can't be released until he has a parole hearing on his new sentence. That hearing has yet to be scheduled.
Cruz was 13 years old when he was convicted of shooting 18-year-old Debbie Rivera to death in March 1992 on the playground of Carter and MacRae Elementary School in Lancaster city.
Following are the 11 county juvenile lifers scheduled to be resentenced by Jan. 3, 2018:
- Gregory Sourbeer, 56, will be resentenced Oct. 5. He was 14 when he was convicted in the fatal shooting of his mother, Fannie Sourbeer, in 1976.
- Anthony R. Lewis, 37, will be resentenced Oct. 4. He was 17 when he was convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the 1996 death of city convenience store clerk Michael Heath during an attempted robbery.
- Rodney L. Walton, 38, will be resentenced Oct. 6. He was 16 when he was convicted of second-degree murder for his role in Heath's death.
- Clarence Laudenberger, 38, will be resentenced Oct. 11. He was 16 when he was convicted of second-degree murder for his role in Heath's death.
- Aramis Gonzalez, 36, will be resentenced Dec. 13. He was 16 when he was identified as the gunman and convicted of first-degree murder in Heath's death.
- Michael Bourgeois, 33, will be resentenced Nov. 3. He was 17 when he helped torture and kill his adoptive parents in 2001. His accomplice, Landon May, 35, is on death row for the crime.
- Manuel Ortiz, 39, will be resentenced Nov. 7. He was 17 when he was convicted for his role in the 1995 fatal shooting of taxi driver Brian Whetts during a robbery in Lancaster city.
- Levar Jones, 37, will be resentenced Dec. 19. He was 14 when he shot and killed Whetts.
- MeLisa McManus, 41, will be resentenced Nov. 9. She was 17 in 1993 when she suffocated her infant son in a garbage bag and put the bag in the Susquehanna River.
- Tabatha Buck, 43, will be resentenced Nov. 20. She was 17 when she helped then 19-year-old Lisa Michelle Lambert kill Laurie Show, 16, in 1991. Lawrence S. Yunkin served nearly 12 years in prison before he was paroled in 2004 at age 32.
- Emru Kebede, 27, will be resentenced Jan. 3, 2018. He was 16 when he conspired in the 2007 robbery and fatal shooting of Ray Diener in West Donegal Township. Abraham Sanchez, 29, was the gunman in Diener's death and was sentenced to death. Robert M. Baker, 31, was sentenced to 25 to 50 years, and Lorenzo Schrijver, 32, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years.