No. 11-1025.

673 F.3d 16 (2012)

Louis R. COSTA, Petitioner, Appellant, v. Timothy HALL, Superintendent, Massachusetts Correctional Institute; Thomas Reilly, Respondents, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided March 8, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David J. Apfel , with whom Elianna J. Nuzum , Kristen A. Kearney , and Goodwin Procter LLP, were on brief, for petitioner.

Argie K. Shapiro , Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Bureau, with whom Martha Coakley , Attorney General of Massachusetts, was on brief, for respondents.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, SOUTER, Associate Justice, and STAHL, Circuit Judge.

LYNCH, Chief Judge.

Louis Costa is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for the first-degree murders of two men in 1986 in Boston's North End. One of the victims was shot sixteen times, the other seven, at close range. Three defendants were charged and the ballistics evidence indicated that three guns were used.

Costa was sixteen years old at the time, but after a hearing in juvenile court, he was...

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