Virginia's new sentencing law ends Supreme Court's DC sniper case

Supreme Court Sniper Shootings Malvo
Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 16:45:20-05

WASHINGTON — A new Virginia sentencing law ends the pending Washington D.C. sniper Supreme Court case.

Under the new law, signed by Governor Northam Monday, those who are serving life in prison for a crime committed as a juvenile, can be considered for parole after serving at least 20 years.

Lee Boyd Malvo was 17-years-old when he, along with another man, engaged in a 2002 serial sniper shooting spree that terrorized Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The sniper shooting spree left 10 dead.

Malvo was sentenced to life without parole.

The life sentence he received in Virginia will remain in place, however he will have a chance at parole in 2024, the Associated Press reports.

Malvo also faces six life-without-parole terms in Maryland, which are on hold during the Supreme Court case, Associated Press reports.

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