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A man who was sentenced as a teen to send life, plus 95 years in prison for a Quad City murder will have be re-sentenced because of a recent ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court. That's according to Scott County Attorney, Mike Walton. The high court said mandatory life sentences for juveniles amounted to cruel and unusual punishment and on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the court informed Walton that Jason Means will need to be re-sentenced.

In 1994, Means, 17, was convicted on several charges for the murder of 17-year-old Michelle Jensen. Means, and a handful of friends wanted to use Jensen's car to rob a convenience store as part of a gang initiation. When she refused, the teens took her out to the edge of Davenport and shot her to death.

Means was sentenced on charges of second degree murder, first degree robbery, first degree kidnapping, criminal gang participation, conspiracy and possession of an offensive weapon. In Iowa, first degree kidnapping calls for a mandatory life sentence. Walton says Means will be brought back to Scott County for a new sentencing hearing.