Second no-parole sentence thrown out in Matt Landry murder case

Published On: Mar 22 2013 10:18:19 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 22 2013 10:45:26 AM EDT

A second mandatory no-parole sentence has been overturned in the case of a young man who was convicted of abducting and killing a customer at a Detroit-area sandwich shop.

The Michigan appeals court says Robert Taylor is entitled to a new hearing because the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down mandatory no-parole sentences for murder committed by teenagers.

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Taylor was 16-years-old when Matt Landry was abducted outside a Quiznos in Eastpointe in August 2009.

--Matt Landry

Landy, 21, had plans to attend a barbecue at his parents Chesterfield Township home later evening, but never showed up.

His body was found in the burned-out house on Maddelein Street in Detroit four days later.

Prosecutors said Taylor and co-defendant Ihab Masalmani randomly carjacked Landry at Quiznos restaurant, drove him to the empty house, used his bank cards to withdraw money at a gas station and then executed him.

The Michigan appeals court also ruled Masalmani is entitled to a new hearing.


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