HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Federal judge orders re-s...

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:14 AM

 

Federal judge orders re-sentencing for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Friday, May 26, 2017, 6:59 PM
A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk 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.

Series of shootings on Kansas City highways leave 3 injured
Malvo also was sentenced to life in prison in Maryland for the murders that occurred there. But his lawyers have made an appeal on similar grounds in that state.

A hearing is scheduled in June. Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh, who helped prosecute Malvo in 2003, said the Virginia attorney general can appeal Jackson’s ruling.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/federal-judge-orders-re-sentencing-sniper-lee-boyd-malvo-article-1.3199239

0 replies, 601 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread