Sentencing for Deadly Home Invasion Convict

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    Steven Spader was convicted of murdering Kimberly Cates in her home in Oct. 2009 (Published Saturday, Feb 1, 2014)

    (NECN) -    A sentence hearing will be held for a man convicted in a deadly home invasion.
         
    Steven Spader and an accomplice were convicted of murdering Kimberly Cates in her Mt. Vernon home.. in Oct. 2009.

         Spader received a life sentence without parole.
         
    But that sentence was ruled invalid because of a Supreme Court decision that it's unconstitutional to impose an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole on a minor.
         
    Spader was 17 at the time of the murder.