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McGilberry re-sentencing postponed

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Stephen McGilberry's re-sentencing case will not be heard in court Thursday. It has been postponed until next week.

In 1994, McGilberry was 16 years old when he murdered his mother, stepfather, half-sister and her 3-year-old son with a baseball bat in the family's St. Martin home. He was later sentenced to death.

In 2005, the Supreme Court overturned the sentence, saying McGilberry was a minor at the time so he could not be executed. Justices also ruled it was cruel and unusual punishment to give a teenager life in prison with no possibility of parole.

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