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Source: A&E

Aaron Schmidt Was Sentenced to Life in Prison When He Was Just 14 Years Old

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Are you a true crime aficionado? Then A&E’s new series, Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole, will definitely appeal to you. 

The show follows eight previously convicted child offenders who were each given mandatory life terms without the possibility of parole. The felons, who all committed their crimes as minors, now seek to have those sentences overturned in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. One of the inmates featured is Aaron Schmidt, who’s been in prison since 2011.

Scroll down for details about the Georgia native’s difficult childhood and the horrific crime he committed at the age of 14.

Why is Aaron Schmidt in jail?