No-parole sentences again for men in 2009 sub shop murder

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A judge is sticking with no-parole sentences for two young men convicted of abducting and killing a Detroit-area sub shop customer whose body was found in an abandoned home in 2009.

Ihab Masalmani and Robert Taylor were granted a second hearing because the U.S. Supreme Court says convicted killers under 18 can't automatically be given a life sentence. But after hearing evidence about their troubled childhood and other issues, a Macomb County judge says a no-parole sentence still fits the crime.

Judge Diane Druzinski announced the sentences Tuesday.

Matt Landry was abducted from a sub shop parking lot in Eastpointe. Masalmani now is 23 years old, and Taylor is 22.

Defense lawyers argued for a chance at parole. Prosecutors argued the opposite.

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