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Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:44

Federal Judge Throws Out Convicted D.C. Sniper’s Four Life Sentences

Written by  Katherine Rodriguez

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A federal judge threw out a convicted D.C. sniper’s four life sentences Friday because he was 17 when he was originally sentenced.

U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Virginia, ruled that Lee Boyd Malvo has a right to be re-sentenced in new sentencing hearings due to a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that made it unconstitutional for juveniles to receive mandatory life sentences in prison without parole, the Daily Mail reported.

Malvo, now 32, was arrested in 2002 for his role in several shootings in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia that left ten dead and injured three.

The attacks were widely covered in U.S. and international media over concerns that the sniper attacks, which were carried out from a modified car trunk, were acts of terrorism.

Malvo entered a guilty plea in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and agreed to two sentences of life in prison without parole. A judge in Fairfax County, Virginia, also sentenced him to two additional life terms in Fairfax County.

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for courts to issue mandatory life sentences without parole to juvenile offenders. The Supreme Court further ruled in 2016 that the 2012 ruling could be applied retroactively to all sentences before the 2012 ruling.

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this is a prime example of what is wrong with our courts/judicial system. he should never have even been given a trial, he should have been immediately executed or put in prison and left to rot. the liberals have really made it easy to rape and murder with no real consequences. maybe with the current administration we can set things right.

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More liberal BS! He was tried as an adult! Obamass is behind this. That piece of trash sentenced his victims to life in a grave with no parole. He shouldn't get parole either! Just what fracking part of that bastard's Constitutional rights were violated? If he gets out, maybe a bullet can finish what the court couldn't!

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Execute this cold blooded killer

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Manny Beltran Written by Manny Beltran
May 27, 2017
4 consecutive life sentences is too much of a punishment. His crime shouldn't deserve ,more than 3 consecutive life sentences. ANd then hang him at the end of the 3rd.

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