Could Bobby Bostic’s Story Be Real?

Hi:
I am writing this letter to bring attention to an injustice that was done to a 16 year old juvenile in a Missouri courtroom. I need your assistance in bringing attention and awareness to this case. Bobby Bostic was 16 years old in 1995 when he and an older man committed the robbery of two people who were in a crowd of five people and committed another robbery of a single individual thirty minutes later a few blocks away. No one was seriously injured in these crimes.

I am Bobby Bostic and I was sentenced to die in prison for the above crimes. The judge pronounced this at my sentencing hearing when she said: “Bobby Bostic, you will die in the department of corrections. You do not go to see the parole board until 2201, nobody in this courtroom will be alive in the year 2201”. I have been in prison for 19 years now and I have rehabilitated myself. I completed several college courses from Missouri State University, Adams State University, and Blackstone Career Institute. I have completed over thirty rehabilitation classes and programs. In addition to this, I have written five non-fiction books and eight poetry books. I also have blueprints for several nonprofit organizations for troubled teens and a charity that I will establish soon. Furthermore, I have many more goals that I am currently pursuing.
In 2010, in the case of Graham V. Florida, the United States Supreme court held that the Eighth Amendment forbids states from sentencing juveniles to life without parole sentences if they did not commit a homicide. My sentence of 241 years is a life without parole sentence, yet the state of Missouri has not re-sentenced me. In 2012, the United States Supreme court held that the Eighth Amendment forbids states from giving juveniles mandatory life without parole for homicide convictions. Still, I remain serving an unconstitutional life without parole sentence although no one was hurt in my crimes and I was only a child when this happened. My adult co-defendant was given 30 years and he goes home in 7 years because, by law, he is required to serve 85% of his 30 year sentence. I was given 211 more years for the same crime. This is one the greatest injustices in sentencing in modern times. The judge said that she was making an example out of me because I did not take a plea bargain wherein there was no limit to how much time she could have given me. This was wrong and my sentence has to be corrected. I am totally remorseful for my crimes and have written the victims letters of apology. I deserve a second chance in this case.
Additional detailed information can be obtained from my website:
An article about my case appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on Aug. 10, 2014. Please read it at:
I need any and all the support I can get. To send letters asking for a lesser sentence in my case or to send letters of support or any other legal assistance you can provide please contact me at the address below:
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.
Bobby Bostic #526795
Crossroads Correctional Center
1115 East Pence Road
Cameron, MO 64429
This blog was copied as is from Bobby’s email to me. Please help him if you can.
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