SCOTUS To Review This Sniper Shooting Case

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The state of Virginia has won a victory in getting the Supreme Court to consider reinstating the life-without-parole sentencing placed on an accomplice of a deadly sniper shooter.

Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 when he aided John Allen Muhammad in the fatal shootings of 10 people in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas in 2002.

Initially Malvo received life-without-parole in a series of four life sentences. However, last year a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit changed the sentence due to Malvo being a minor at the time.

That hasn’t sat well, prompting Virginia to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider the change in Malvo’s sentencing. While court justices have not personally agreed to hear the case, it is expected to go before the court in the fall.

In comparison, Muhammad was an adult at the time and was sentenced to death, which was carried out in 2009.

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