PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the 25-year sentence for contempt for Craig Price. Back in 1989 Price admitted to brutally killing four of his neighbors.
Price committed the murders when he was 15-year-old, and because he was a juvenile he was committed to the Rhode Island Training School until his 21st birthday.
The state's goal was to rehabilitate Price with intensive psychiatric treatment. But Price refused to participate saying he feared that whatever he said about the murders could be used against him in a civil lawsuit.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court rejected that argument and affirmed a Family Court 25-year sentence for contempt for refusing treatment.
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