DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo pulls Supreme Court appeal after new Virginia parole law

D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo asked the Supreme Court to dismiss his appeal after a change to Virginia state law now makes him eligible for parole.

2/25/2020 4:19:00 AM

D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo asked the Supreme Court to dismiss his appeal after a change to Virginia state law now makes him eligible for parole.

D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo has dropped his Supreme Court bid for resentencing after a change to a Virginia state law that now makes him eligible for parole in 2022.

The Supreme Court in 2012 struck down mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles but allowed judges to use discretion in issuing such a sentence if the defendant is"the rare juvenile offender whose crime reflects irreparable corruption."

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Malvo's case raised the prospect that the justices might further clarify their ruling and open the door for reduced sentences for hundreds of other juvenile offenders.There are approximately 2,100 Americans serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles, according to The Sentencing Project.

Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo, 18, is surrounded by deputies as he is brought into court to be identified by a witness during the trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Oct. 22, 2003.

Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo, 18, is surrounded by deputies as he is brought into court to be identified by a witness during the trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Oct. 22, 2003.

Davis Turner/Reuters, FILEIf the court agrees to dismiss the case, those juvenile offenders would not receive the benefit of a potentially sweeping court ruling. Advocates hope that legislation like Virginia's will inspire other states to take steps to revisit life sentences for juveniles.

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I bet Trump will pardon him for the Black vote. _CesarTheGreat Bet tf not No parole for him, he needs to say where he is for life. How is this kid even eligible for parol with multiple life sentences? This is a perfect example of how broken out Justice system is. Don’t let this criminal out ever! What is it with liberal run States? Take guns from law abiding citizens and let murdering criminals back onto the streets.

Idk🤔 Maryland cases are unaffected. He will still be in clink How about no, boy? James Fields, on the other hand, will die in prison. He laid in wait, in the trunk of a car modified to be a snipers perch, and shot people he didn't know in an effort to stoke fear in some kind of contrived plot to kill the ex of his coconspirator. If by getting out he means the chair, then yes. He gets out. Light him up.

Way to go Virginia! 🎉 Yeah, no. He’s a terrorist. Say what? The monster dc sniper podcast is a deep dive into the case, how Malvo meet John Muhammad as a teenager and their motivations for the crimes Are you kidding me !!! This animal should be in jail the rest of his life or 6 feet under! I have forgiven this man that was basically groomed and abused by a grown psycho when he was just a little boy. The families of those killed have all forgiven him. He should be paroled and allowed to do good in the community and use his story to prevent similar tragedies.

Unreal I hardly say a 17 is a juvenile and has no conception of committing murder You spelled *moved to under the jail* wrong. Why are people like him still alive? dcsniper Stitcher

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