Gerardo Gomez was one of six men and boys who pleaded guilty or were convicted in the execution-style murders of three college-bound friends in a school playground in Newark, NJ in 2007.
His attorney argued that Gomez, who was 15 on the night of the murders, should receive a shorter sentence because of his age and because he didn't wield a knife or gun used in the attacks.
Four other defendants are serving multiple consecutive life sentences. The fifth received 30 years in exchange for his testimony.
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