Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager took part in one of the most terrifying serial sniper murder cases in USA history, will be going back to court after a federal judge Friday threw out two life sentences on constitutional grounds.
Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Va., ruled Friday that because the Supreme Court has found it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole, Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings.
Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is sentenced in Chesapeake, Virginia, to life in prison on two counts of murder in the Washington, D.C.,-area sniper shootings.
The other shooter, John Allen Muhammad, was executed for his crimes in 2009.
Muhammad and Malvo used a rifle to shoot over a dozen people from a modified trunk of a Chevrolet Caprice in random attacks in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
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The pair are also suspected of murdering one clerk and seriously injuring another at a liquor store in Montgomery, AL, two weeks before the DC murders. And in 2016, it said that holding applied retroactively to cases on appeal. I imagine the Virginia Attorney General's office will appeal the ruling.
Malvo also received life sentences in Maryland and those decisions will be subject to hearings next month. If not, Morrogh said he would pursue another life sentence, saying he believes Malvo meets the criteria for a harsh sentence. Muhammad was executed via lethal injection on November 10, 2009.
Malvo argued in a federal petition that his sentences didn't align with current Supreme Court case law that judges must follow when sentencing juveniles.
Now 32, Malvo is serving multiple life sentences at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia, a supermax prison.
In an interview with the Washington Post a few years back, Malvo said, "I mean, I was a monster. There is no rhyme or reason or sense".