MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan — A judge will decide early next year whether two young men will stay in prison forever for the abduction and slaying of a Macomb County man who was at a sub shop.
Judge Diane Druzinski heard final arguments Friday. Attorneys for Ihab Masalmani and Robert Taylor say they should be given a chance at parole.
Masalmani and Taylor were convicted of killing Matt Landry, whose body was found in 2009 in a burned-out Detroit house. Because they were under 18 at the time, they can't automatically be given a no-parole sentence for first-degree murder.
The judge heard testimony about troubled childhoods and the men's potential for change. But prosecutor Bill Cataldo says Masalmani and Taylor deserve a no-parole sentence.
The Macomb Daily (http://bit.ly/1tRA0IO) says Druzinski will decide on Jan. 6.
Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com