Friday, April 21, 2017

Md. prosecutors defend Beltway sniper’s 6 life sentences

WASHINGTON — Almost 15 years after the Capital Beltway sniper rampage that left 10 dead, lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo will be in a Montgomery County, Maryland, courtroom, arguing that his six life sentences are unconstitutional.

Malvo’s attorneys say a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes retroactive a previous order deeming mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder unconstitutional.

Prosecutors counter the 2016 ruling doesn’t apply to Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in 2002.

A hearing is set for June 15 in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Malvo was initially found guilty of capital murder in Fairfax County in 2003, and was sentenced to life in prison. The trial was held in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

4:20

What the heck does that have to do with the beltway murderer?

Anonymous said...

Nothing - but looks like while he is in court, they need a good sniper around waiting on him... :)

Anonymous said...

He lacked a few days of being 18. He was the trigger man in the assaults. He deserves everything that can be thrown at him including the death penalty!