National

Supreme Court to Decide if D.C. Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Eligible for New Sentence

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review the sentences for Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two snipers who terrorized the D.C. area in 2002.

The high court will hear the state of Virginia’s appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that Malvo’s sentences be reviewed because he just 17 at the time when he and John Allen Muhammad randomly shot 13 people, 10 fatally, in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. over a three-week period.

Muhammad, considered the mastermind of the duo, was executed in 2009. For his role as the primary sniper, Malvo received four sentences of life without parole in Virginia.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that mandatory sentences of life without parole cannot be imposed on juveniles unless they committed murder and were deemed permanently incorrigible. That ruling was made retroactive in a subsequent high court decision four years later.

Even if Virginia must re-sentence Malvo, he still faces life without parole for his six murder convictions in Maryland. He is currently incarcerated in a Virginia supermax prison.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker