CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Two Sheridan teenagers serving life prison sentences in a 2009 home invasion killing are pointing to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to argue for reduced sentences. Wyatt Bear Cloud and Dharminder Vir Sen were both under age 18 when they and another teen entered Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst's home. Authorities say Sen shot and killed Ernst. All three teens were convicted of murder and received life sentences.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month threw out mandatory life in prison without parole for juvenile offenders. Sen's appeal is pending before the Wyoming Supreme Court and his lawyers have asked for permission to file new arguments there that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling should cover his case. Bear Cloud has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his sentence.