Convicted DC-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s parole denied as board rules he’s still a risk
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Virginia corrections officials have denied parole to the convict. Washington DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is still a threat to the community two decades after he and his partner shot and killed 10 people.
Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people and wounded three over a three-week period in October 2002. Several other victims across the country were fatally injured in the months before when the two made their way to the nation’s capital region. From Washington State.
Malvo was convicted of capital murder in Virginia and sentenced to life in prison without parole. However, a series of Supreme Court decisions and changes in it Virginia law gave Mallow. A chance for parole after almost 20 years in custody.
The Virginia Parole Board denied his request on August 30, finding that Malvo is a danger to the community and must serve more of his sentence before being released on parole. State records show.
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“At that point the release will be reduced. The seriousness of the offence; the serious nature and circumstances of your offense,” the parole board wrote.
Malvo’s accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, was executed in Virginia in 2009. Malvo, now 37, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the three Virginia murders. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that mandatory life sentences for juveniles were unconstitutional, two federal courts found that Malvo was entitled to new sentencing hearings. The Virginia Legislature also passed a law in 2020 allowing juvenile offenders to receive parole after serving 20 years in prison.
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Malvo was 15 years old from Jamaica when she was sent to live in Antigua when she met the much older Muhammad. Muhammad trained and educated Malo, and in 2002, the pair had a Massacres across the country That ended with 10 deaths in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Trial testimony. He indicated that the shooting was Muhammad’s plan to kill his ex-wife to regain custody of his children and make her death appear to be the result of random violence.
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Even if Malvo was paroled in Virginia, he was also sentenced to life in prison in Maryland for crimes in a neighboring state. Last month, Maryland’s highest court ruled that Malvo must serve time for his crimes there.
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Malvo, now 37, is serving his sentence at the maximum-security Red Owen State Prison in Virginia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.