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Convicted killer of professors won't attend court

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A man convicted in the stabbing deaths of two Dartmouth College professors when he was 17 has waived his right to be in court when his lawyer argues for a resentencing hearing.

Robert Tulloch was one of two men who pleaded guilty to killing professors Half and Suzanne Zantop in their Hanover home in 2001.

Tulloch is one of five New Hampshire men sentenced to mandatory life sentences for killings committed when they were under 18.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional. The court says judges should have discretion to consider whether a juvenile's lack of maturity and peer pressure might not warrant a lesser sentence.

A hearing on Tulloch and three others is scheduled next week.

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