Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2020, 1:38 PM

High Court Finds Replacement for D.C. Sniper Case

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court found a substitute for its D.C. Sniper case after dismissing it due to a change in state law.

The justices heard oral argument in the case of Beltway shooter accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo in October, but hadn’t yet issued its opinion when Virginia changed its state law making all juvenile offenders eligible for parole.

Malvo and Virginia then agreed to nix the case.

Malvo was just 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad terrorized the Washington area during a nearly two-month shooting spree in 2002, killing a dozen people and seriously injuring six others.

Malvo was ...

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