Texas School Shooter May Be Eligible for Parole
On Friday, 17-year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly entered Santa Fe High School, just about 35 miles south east of Huston, wearing a trench coat despite the 90-plus degree temperatures. His trench-coat concealed a shotgun and a .38 special. At the end of the day, Dimitros would allegedly use those weapons to kill at least 10 people and critically injure 10 more before he was captured. According to WTSP, the teen will not face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted of his crimes.
Since he is not yet 18, Mr. Pagourtzis will not be eligible for a death or life sentence on the state or federal level. Even though he will be tried as an adult, the maximum sentence he can receive is 40 years before he is eligible for parole. That's right, even if he is convicted - he could walk free from the prison when he is 57 years old.