Fox 5 reports that Lee Boyd Malvo, half of the DC sniper duo, has had his life sentence for murder thrown out courtesy of a federal district court judge. The shooting spree, committed almost 15 years ago when Malvo was 17 years old, killed ten and wounded three others. The State of Virginia put the other half of the murdering duo to death in 2009 for the crimes.
FOX 5 has learned a federal district court judge has overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in D.C.-area Beltway sniper attacks nearly 15 years ago.
Malvo had been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed around the region in October 2002 along with John Allen Muhammad. Ten people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period.
The judge ordered a Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to re-sentence the murderer for his crimes.
In 2012, Malvo claimed that his accomplice in the shootings sexually abused him. He made this claim in an interview with the Today Show:
In an exclusive television interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer, D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo claims that he was sexually abused by John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the sniper attacks that terrorized the nation’s capital in 2002.
“For the entire period when I was almost 15 until I got arrested, I was sexually abused by John Muhammad,” Malvo said.
“I felt a sense of shame, and I just said, ‘That’s just something that I’d never tell anyone.’ And to a certain extent, up until that point, I really couldn’t handle it.”
That’s a pretty sad job of playing the role of the victim. He and his accomplice Muhammad shattered the lives of hundreds of people and terrorized millions in the DC-area during their murder spree. He deserves to never be outside of a prison again.