Eligible for parole doesn't mean he will get parole. In fact, it almost never means the prisoners will get parole. Its just the start of the process.
Yeah I know but there is still a good chance he could be free at some point in his 30's.
I know he was exceptionally young when he committed the crime but for a murderer to potentially have 30/40 years of freedom to look forward to after taking someone's life just doesn't sit right.
Anyway I'm not getting into a law debate I can't win, just musing aloud that in some instances I wish life actually meant life.