In December 1995, 16-year old Bobby Bostic and friend robbed a group of six people, during which a series of 18 crimes were committed. Bostic refused a plea deal and his case went to trial where he was later served a 241-year sentence. Many argue that this sentencing of a 16-year old violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Missouri Attorney General Joseph Hawley argues that a 2010 Supreme Court ruling only outlaws life sentences for people under 18 years of age who do not kill anyone to a sentence of one crime. In Bostic’s case, there were 18 different crimes committed. What are you thoughts regarding cruel and unusual punishment?