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Juvenile Probation Damien

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Damian and his mother leave juvenile court after his first hearing in front of a judge during probation.

New legislation working its way through Sacramento could ease penalties for some juvenile offenders, including those who commit murder.

The legislation is inspired by a case out of Riverside involving a 10-year old boy who shot and killed his father several years ago. The California Reports LA bureau Chief Steven Cuevas has more


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