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D.C. Sniper to Get Supreme Court Look at His Life Sentences (1)

March 18, 2019, 1:41 PMUpdated: March 18, 2019, 7:07 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will review whether D.C. Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s multiple life terms in Virginia for the 2002 murders that gripped the capital region should be thrown out.

The justices agreed March 18 to take up a challenge from the state to his claim that a 2012 high court decision invalidated mandatory life sentences for those committing crimes while under 18.

Malvo was 17 in 2002 when he and mentor John Allen Muhammad terrorized metro D.C. for weeks, killing 12 people in random shootings. They roamed the region in their car, staking out retail outlets and other locations...

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