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  • Judge overturns life without parole sentence for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

    05/26/2017 3:26:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    fox5dc.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Paul Wagner
    WASHINGTON - A federal district court judge has overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in D.C.-area Beltway sniper attacks nearly 15 years ago, according to a ruling released Friday. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed around the region in October 2002 along with John Allen Muhammad. Ten people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period. Malvo appealed to the court saying he should not have been sentenced to life without parole because he was 17 years old at the time of...
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    01/13/2017 3:33:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 5:40 PM EST | Juliet Linderman
    An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a Maryland county court, public defender James Johnston argues that Lee Boyd Malvo’s mandatory life sentence is illegal because the U.S. Supreme Court determined such sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles. …
  • Beltway sniper fights execution as region remembers terror [Tuesday is THE DAY]

    11/08/2009 3:42:34 PM PST · by HokieMom · 55 replies · 1,725+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 8 2009 | Bill Myers
    Convicted Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad is filing last-minute appeals, trying to avoid a Tuesday appointment in Virginia's death chamber. The legal scramble is reviving memories for countless in the D.C. region who lived through the three weeks in October 2002 when Muhammad and his ward, Lee Boyd Malvo, went on a rampage that terrorized the capital region. Picking out strangers at random, they opened fire from a hole cut in an old car, leaving notes behind to taunt police and to celebrate the carnage they inflicted. By the time the pair was finished, 10 were dead, three were wounded...
  • Md. Court Rejects Sniper's Appeal

    11/05/2007 12:43:15 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 114+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2007 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad does not deserve a new trial in Maryland, a state appeals court ruled Monday in a sharply worded unanimous decision that compared Muhammad to Jack the Ripper. The state Court of Special Appeals said Muhammad terrorized the Washington region in a rampage similar to that of the notorious Victorian serial killer who murdered at least five East London prostitutes in 1888. But the three-judge panel noted one distinction: "Jack the Ripper has never yet been brought to justice. The Beltway snipers have been." Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were convicted last year on six counts...
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...
  • Snipers Indicted for Six Slayings in Md.

    06/16/2005 2:16:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 453+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/5
    Rockville -- Snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were indicted on murder charges Thursday for six deaths in Maryland during the 2002 killing spree. Muhammad, who was sentenced to death for a sniper killing in Virginia, also could be sentenced to death if convicted of the new charges in Montgomery County.
  • Snipers will be tried in Maryland

    05/11/2005 1:19:22 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | By Jon Ward
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Convicted snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo will be tried together in Montgomery County, where their three-week shooting spree began and ended in October 2002. Virginia Gov. Mark Warner announced yesterday that he has agreed with Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to transfer the two men to Maryland to stand trial on six counts of murder. Ten were killed and three wounded in the Washington-area shootings. "Now that Virginia's prosecution ... has concluded, it is important that families of the victims of the sniper incidents in other jurisdictions have an opportunity to seek justice,"...
  • Virginia to Send Snipers to Md. for Trial

    05/10/2005 3:23:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 327+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/5 | BOB LEWIS
    Richmond -- Snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo will stand trial next in Maryland, where six of the 10 slayings that terrorized the Washington area in the fall of 2002 took place, Virginia's governor decided Tuesday. Muhammad, 44, and Malvo, 20, will be sent across the Potomac River to stand trial, Gov. Mark R. Warner said. Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas Gansler said he planned to try both men on the six murder charges the county filed against them a day after their arrest. "These defendants need to be tried under another set of laws and another set...
  • Court Ruling Will Affect Future Malvo Prosecutions (DC Sniper Can't be Executed)

    03/01/2005 9:50:12 AM PST · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1,788+ views
    WTOP 1500 AM ^ | 3/1/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to ban the execution of juvenile killers will not have an impact on any future Maryland prosecutions of convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, but will have an impact should he be prosecuted in Louisiana. Maryland law didn't allow for anyone under 18 to be executed before the court's ruling. In Louisiana, the death penalty had been allowed for juveniles. "Now my intent will be to extradite Malvo to Louisiana and give him the maximum sentence allowable under Louisiana law, which is life without the suspense of probation or parole," John Sinquefield, chief assistant district...
  • Malvo won't stand trial in Virginia case

    03/01/2005 8:10:44 PM PST · by kingattax · 16 replies · 578+ views
    CNN.com ^ | March 1, 2005
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lee Boyd Malvo will not stand trial for a sniper shooting in Manassas, Virginia, according to a prosecutor who said Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning juvenile executions would make a trial pointless. Malvo, who was 17 during a shooting spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C. area in fall 2002, is now serving life sentences for two of the 10 sniper shootings. Prince William County, Virginia, Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert said it "doesn't make sense" to try Malvo for the death of Dean Harold Meyers now that the Supreme Court has ruled that people cannot be executed...
  • Teen Sniper No Longer Faces Death Penalty (Malvo Might Now Confess)

    03/01/2005 7:47:06 PM PST · by KidGlock · 33 replies · 1,074+ views
    AP ^ | 3/1/05
    Today: March 01, 2005 at 19:43:10 PST Teen Sniper No Longer Faces Death Penalty By MATTHEW BARAKAT ASSOCIATED PRESS McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday barring the execution of juvenile killers means Lee Boyd Malvo can no longer face the death penalty for his role in the 2002 Washington sniper case or other slayings around the country. Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, has already been convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for two of the murders. Prosecutors had planned to try him in other jurisdictions in hopes of...
  • D.C. sniper's death sentence challenged - Lawyers argue Muhammad didn't pull the trigger

    11/03/2004 1:15:37 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 416+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 2, 2004, 7:41PM | By MATTHEW BARAKAT
    RICHMOND, VA. - John Allen Muhammad's lawyers argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the convicted sniper cannot be sentenced to death under a Virginia law because he did not pull the trigger in the October 2002 killing spree. Muhammad was sentenced to die after being convicted of two counts of capital murder last year in the shooting of Dean Harold Meyers near Manassas. Prosecutors had argued Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo formed a sniper team and were thus equally culpable — even though Malvo said he pulled the trigger. Defense lawyer Peter Greenspun contended that Virginia law...
  • Malvo gets life sentence in 2002 killing.

    10/26/2004 1:41:22 PM PDT · by 7.62 x 51mm · 57 replies · 1,144+ views
    CNN Website ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Posted: 3:37 PM EDT (1937 GMT) | CNN
    Malvo gets life sentence in 2002 killing. Teen pleads guilty in man's murder, attempt on woman's life. (CNN) -- Convicted teen sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced Tuesday to two terms of life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to murder and attempted murder. He was charged with killing Kenneth Bridges, 53, outside a gas station in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attempting to kill Caroline Seawell at an arts and crafts store, also in Spotsylvania County. Malvo, 19, already is serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, 47, outside a Home Depot in...
  • Lawyer: Lee Malvo To Drop Appeals, Admit Guilt (Teenage Sniper Ready To Accept Life Term)

    09/25/2004 8:43:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 533+ views
    KSAT.com ^ | 9/24/04
    Lawyer: Malvo To Drop Appeals, Admit Guilt Attorney Says Teenage Sniper Ready To Accept Life Term POSTED: 5:26 pm EDT September 24, 2004 McLEAN, Va. -- A lawyer for teenage sniper Lee Malvo said he plans to admit guilt in one of the Washington-area sniper slayings. He also said Malvo will drop all of his appeals of his convictions in another of the shootings. Attorney Michael Arif said Malvo realizes "he's not going anywhere" and that he is ready to accept a lifetime in prison. A plea hearing is set for next month. Malvo is charged with capital murder in...
  • State vows to put Malvo on trial again

    03/11/2004 9:40:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/12/04 | S.A. Miller
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Virginia prosecutors pledged yesterday to put Lee Boyd Malvo on trial for his life again, moments after the teenager was formally sentenced to life in prison for the murder of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, one of 10 persons killed in the 2002 Washington-area sniper attacks.</p>
  • Teen sniper Malvo sentenced to life in prison

    03/10/2004 9:35:46 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 25 replies · 649+ views
    News and Observer ^ | March 10, 2004 11:57AM | MATTHEW BARAKAT/AP
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for an October 2002 killing spree in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 people dead. Malvo, 19, was sentenced a day after sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad was given the death penalty. Malvo did not speak at the brief hearing. Malvo was convicted in December of the slaying of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, 47, outside a Falls Church, Va., Home Depot store. His defense team had argued that Malvo had been molded into a killer by the charismatic Muhammad. Muhammad used...
  • Virginia plans to keep sniper suspects

    01/23/2004 4:22:55 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 7 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2004 | Matthew Barakat
    McLEAN, Va. -- Gov. Mark R. Warner plans to keep convicted snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in the state so prosecutors can put them on trial again and seek the death penalty, despite several states' requests for the men's extradition. Malvo and Muhammad were convicted last year for their roles in the October 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington region and left 10 people dead. A Virginia Beach jury recommended a death sentence for Muhammad; Malvo, 18, was given a life term by a jury in Chesapeake. Several other states, including Alabama, Louisiana and Maryland, have...
  • Both Sniper Defendants Have Been Convicted, but Who Pulled the Trigger?

    12/27/2003 11:37:02 AM PST · by Jean S · 9 replies · 154+ views
    AP ^ | 12/27/03 | Adrienne Schwisow
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Both snipers have been convicted, but the verdicts have left a nagging question: Which of them pulled the trigger in the shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three others in and around the nation's capital in October 2002? In convicting Lee Boyd Malvo of murder, a jury determined he fired the head shot that killed Linda Franklin as she stood by her car. Finding Malvo to be the triggerman was necessary to convict the 18-year-old on one of two murder counts, and the guilty verdict indicated the jury believed Malvo's initial confession that he was...
  • Fewer minors being sentenced to death

    12/27/2003 5:47:43 AM PST · by Holly_P · 9 replies · 787+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/26/03 | Seth Stern
    Malvo's prison term marks a broader trend away from capital punishment for juveniles. By Seth Stern | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor When a Virginia jury voted against a death sentence for Washington-area sniper John Lee Malvo this week, it followed a national trend away from sentencing juvenile offenders to death. The annual death-sentence rate for juvenile offenses has declined rapidly in recent years and death-penalty opponents say it's only a matter of time before capital punishment for those under 18 is eliminated. "The question is whether it will end by states passing laws banning it, the Supreme...
  • Malvo Spared the Death Penalty

    12/24/2003 7:45:30 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 33 replies · 554+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-24-03 | Liptak, New York Times News Service
    Posted on Wed, Dec. 24, 2003 Malvo spared the death penalty PROSECUTOR ATTRIBUTES JURY'S DECISION TO DEFENDANT'S YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE By Adam Liptak NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A jury spared the life of Lee Boyd Malvo yesterday, instead sentencing him to life in prison without parole for murders and terrorism in the Washington-area sniper shootings last year. The sentence came just weeks after John Allen Muhammad, Malvo's mentor and partner in the sniper attacks, was also convicted of murder and terrorism and was sentenced to death. Malvo, 18, was 17 at the time of the crimes. The...