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Maryland man returns home to 'honeymoon' after life sentence in prison is commuted

Maryland Sen. Joanne Benson, a Democray, embraces former pupil Curtis Brooks at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Capital Heights, Maryland, on Monday, July 8, 2019. Foto: Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph

Curtis Brooks had been out of prison in Colorado for one week when he arrived at a church in Maryland on Monday, doling out hugs and posing for pictures with U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and state Sen. Joanne Benson, a Democrat.

He'd spent the past 24 years behind bars, after being sentenced to life without parole for his involvement at age 15 in a carjacking that led to a fatal shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Another boy pulled the trigger...

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