CASSOPOLIS — Niles area “juvenile lifer” Robert Leamon will get the chance to get out of prison on parole after a decision this week by Cass County Circuit Judge Mark Herman. Leamon, now 43, will be resentenced by Judge Herman on Jan. 30 in Cass Circuit Court.

The judge’s opinion came after a mid-summer hearing in which Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz argued for Leamon to be resentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole. Defense attorney Sofia Nelson said Leamon is not irredeemable and deserves a chance for parole.