This is another example of the punishment not fitting the crime. i'm not saying she shouldn't be punished, but life withou parole is a bit over the 'Top in my opinion. Some may look at this as self defense to a situation she could not figure a way out. Again, not saying this young lady should walk by any means, but I think serve something like 15-20 with a chance at parole. She was a minor in a very adult situation and that should have been taken into consideration.