JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A judge upheld a life sentence Thursday for a man convicted of killing a nursing student in 2006 when he was 17 years old.
Kimothy Simmons will now be eligible for a sentence review after 25 years, because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life without parole. With credit for time served, Simmons will be eligible for review in about 14 years.
Simmons was 17 in March 2006 when he went to 23-year-old Sarah Whitlock’s Riverside apartment. Police said he was dressed as a police officer in clothing that he stole. Once inside, he stabbed her more than two dozen times.