A Killer -- Or Just a Kid? ; Charles Limbrick Killed His Mom When He Was 15. After Nearly 20 Years in Prison, He Says He's Earned a Shot at Redemption. His Family and Prosecutor Agree.

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Charles "Chuck" Limbrick Jr.'s childhood ended when he was 15 years old.

That's when he shot his mother. A witness testified that he shot her twice with a .357 Magnum revolver. First in the hand, then in the head.

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A Killer -- Or Just a Kid? ; Charles Limbrick Killed His Mom When He Was 15. After Nearly 20 Years in Prison, He Says He's Earned a Shot at Redemption. His Family and Prosecutor Agree.

It was the defining moment in the Colorado Springs teenager's life, transforming him from just another high schooler into a serious criminal who would eventually interest politicians, activists and lawyers.

He was tried as an adult for the 1988 crime, convicted of firstdegree murder and sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. He was the youngest person in Colorado sent to an adult prison.

When he prosecuted Limbrick, John Suthers was the recently elected district attorney for the 4th Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller counties.

Suthers prosecuted...

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