Young, now 25, was 14 and living in Tampa when he said was coerced by a crack dealer who was involved with Young’s mother to help him in a series of hotel robberies. When he was 15, Young was sentenced to four life terms in prison for armed robbery, even though there were questions whether even the judge understood he was putting the young man away for life.

Lawyers are asking state officials to consider Young’s case in Gov. Crist’s last Clemency Board meeting, which is set for Dec. 9.

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