In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Jody Robinson, the younger sister of James Cotaling, who was murdered in 1990, looks through newspaper clippings about him at her home in Davisburg, Mich. On a Sunday morning eight Novembers ago, Robinson picked up a local newspaper topped by the headline, "Children facing life." Inside the fold, she stared at a photo of Barbara Hernandez - jailed at 16 for killing her brother. Robinson says she had never been interested in politics and was unaware until then of a push to change the way courts treat teens offenders. The prospect of releasing Hernandez infuriated Robinson. Weeks later, she started an intensely personal campaign, testifying at a legislative hearing that reducing sentences of teen killers risked re-traumatizing victims' families. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Jody Robinson, the younger sister of James Cotaling, who was murdered in 1990, looks through newspaper clippings about him at her home in Davisburg, Mich. On a Sunday morning eight Novembers ago, Robinson picked up a local newspaper topped by the headline, "Children facing life." Inside the fold, she stared at a photo of Barbara Hernandez - jailed at 16 for killing her brother. Robinson says she had never been interested in politics and was unaware until then of a push to change the way courts treat teens offenders. The prospect of releasing Hernandez infuriated Robinson. Weeks later, she started an intensely personal campaign, testifying at a legislative hearing that reducing sentences of teen killers risked re-traumatizing victims' families. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
In this Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Jody Robinson, the younger sister of James Cotaling, who was murdered in 1990, looks through newspaper clippings about him at her home in Davisburg, Mich. On a Sunday morning eight Novembers ago, Robinson picked up a local newspaper topped by the headline, "Children facing life." Inside the fold, she stared at a photo of Barbara Hernandez - jailed at 16 for killing her brother. Robinson says she had never been interested in politics and was unaware until then of a push to change the way courts treat teens offenders. The prospect of releasing Hernandez infuriated Robinson. Weeks later, she started an intensely personal campaign, testifying at a legislative hearing that reducing sentences of teen killers risked re-traumatizing victims' families. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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