Cash Feenz killer gets resentencing hearing

CREATED Feb. 19, 2014

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Roderick Washington will be re-sentenced for in a high profile 2006 double murder case involving the murders of two Cape Coral teenagers.  He was part of a group of young people responsible for the crime that dubbed themselves "Cash Feenz"

Washington received a life sentence for the grisly kidnapping and murders of 14-year-old Jeffrey Sosa and 18-year-old Alex Sosa.

Washington was 17 at the time of the killings.  He received a mandatory life sentence without parole following his 1st degree murder conviction.

A 2012 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court found mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles unconstitutional.

The re-sentencing hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. April 14 will not free Washington.  It's likely that he will receive a mandatory life sentence with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

Her interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling is Florida statute will revert back to the last statute before the one that has been deemed unconstitutional. That means Washington will be sentenced to a mandatory life sentence with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

Another party to the crime serving a life sentence for her role in the killings, Ashley Toye, is also awaiting a re-sentencing.  She too was a juvenile at the time of the slayings.