Remember the D.C. Sniper? Lee Boyd Malvo was convicted of going on a shooting spree almost a decade ago has had his life sentences tossed out by a judge..
According to Los Angeles Times:
In his ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Va., said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three over a three-week span in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, causing widespread fear throughout the region.
His accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, was executed in 2009.In 2016, the court opted to apply the ruling retroactively, making parole a possibility for thousands of inmates who were sentenced as minors. Malvo, now 32, has been serving his time at the Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison. Though his case will return to the state court, there’s still a possibility that he will be sentenced to life again.
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