7 episodes

Murderers who killed as kids – sometimes decades ago – are getting a shot at freedom from their life prison terms thanks to recent court rulings. As judges resentence hundreds of offenders in Florida and more across the country, victims’ families are reliving the crimes and dealing with the devastating fallout as many of these killers receive reduced terms and in some cases, go free.

In this podcast, you'll meet the murderers, hear from victims' families, relive the crimes and learn if these killers walk free.

This podcast is produced by TCPalm, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK

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Murderers who killed as kids – sometimes decades ago – are getting a shot at freedom from their life prison terms thanks to recent court rulings. As judges resentence hundreds of offenders in Florida and more across the country, victims’ families are reliving the crimes and dealing with the devastating fallout as many of these killers receive reduced terms and in some cases, go free.

In this podcast, you'll meet the murderers, hear from victims' families, relive the crimes and learn if these killers walk free.

This podcast is produced by TCPalm, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK

    Bonus | Ask Us Anything

    Bonus | Ask Us Anything

    Hosts Melissa E. Holsman and Dacia Johnson answered questions live on TCPalm's Facebook page. Listen to the audio and learn how to submit your own questions.

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    • 50 min
    Bonus | How did we get here? Science, law and more

    Bonus | How did we get here? Science, law and more

    In the last few years, more than 140 Florida juvenile killers have gotten a sentencing do-over. But we want to talk about why all of this is happening.

    Hear from Supreme Court justices, litigators, brain science experts and more.

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    • 49 min
    James Morgan | 1977 Stuart murder - when is enough, enough?

    James Morgan | 1977 Stuart murder - when is enough, enough?

    In 1977, when James Morgan mutilated a Stuart grandmother at 16, a state doctor said insanity didn't drive him to kill. The truth was more disturbing.

    Now at age 57, James is seeking freedom from his life prison term in a new legal twist in his case that’s already gone through four murder trials and four death sentences.

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    • 42 min
    Lanadieal Ashe | 1995 Fort Pierce murder

    Lanadieal Ashe | 1995 Fort Pierce murder

    Lanadieal Ashe was 8 when she testified about her dad killing her mom. Nearly 30 years later, she’s back in court for her own crime and her bid to go free.

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    • 42 min
    Brooks Bellay | 1979 Vero Beach murder of a young girl

    Brooks Bellay | 1979 Vero Beach murder of a young girl

    Brooks Bellay was 14 when he killed a little girl in a small Florida beach town.

    Nearly 40 years later, he stood in front of a judge asking to be freed from his life prison term after law changes made him, and several hundred other, eligible for a sentencing do-over.

    Hear from Brooks, his lawyers and the little girl's parents in episode two of Uncertain Terms.

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    • 37 min
    Dennis Creamer | 1968 Brevard County murder of a father of six

    Dennis Creamer | 1968 Brevard County murder of a father of six

    Dennis Creamer was 15 when he shot and killed a father of six. Now, 49 years later, he’s asking a judge to free him.

    Changes to juvenile sentencing laws could lead to judges freeing hundreds of Florida killers serving life in prison. This is Uncertain Terms, a unique true-crime podcast from TCPalm, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK.

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    • 35 min

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