Criminal Law

Men Convicted in 1994 Home Invasion Murders Can Seek Review

An appellate court in New Jersey has cleared the way for two men to seek release from prison after serving more than a quarter-century behind bars in the home invasion murders of a couple, crimes committed when the defendants were juveniles.

Since 1995, 45-year-old Jason Baker and 44-year-old Luis Beltran have been serving life sentences in the 1994 slayings of 64-year-old George and 64-year-old Margaret McLoughlin in Vineland.

The state Supreme Court ruled last month that juvenile inmates should be allowed to apply for release after 20 years. The appellate court said Friday that Baker and Beltran two are eligible for a sentencing review at which defendants can show evidence of rehabilitation and seek release, NJ.com reported.

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