Man to be resentenced for parents’ 1996 murder

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge is set to decide the fate of a New Hampshire man serving a life sentence for killing his parents when he was 17.

Robert Dingman and his then-14-year-old brother shot their parents to death in Rochester in 1996, then spent a weekend partying after hiding the bodies in the attic and basement.

Jeffrey Dingman was released in 2013. The older teen was sentenced to life without parole, but is getting a chance to get out of prison after the U.S. Supreme Court found it unconstitutional to sentence juvenile offenders to mandatory life imprisonment.

Robert Dingman’s attorneys want him to be resentenced to 25 years, meaning he’d serve another four years. Prosecutors are seeking a 50-year sentence.

A judge is issuing a decision Tuesday.

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