There would be a new sentence for sniper Malvo

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In 2002, a 17-year-old teenager identified as Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced to four life sentences in Virginia after terrorizing the entire Washington metropolitan area with a series of random shootings against defenseless people in DC, Maryland and Virginia. .

Malvo, then dubbed 'the sniper', took part along with John Allen Muhammad, 41, in deadly attacks over three weeks in October 2002. Ten people were killed and three others were seriously injured, until they were arrested late that month at a Maryland rest area.

Ten years later, the country's Supreme Court ruled that sentencing minors to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole is unconstitutional. That has prompted a Maryland judge to consider re-sentencing Malvo for killing six people in Montgomery County during that killing spree.

Malvo, now 38, is serving his sentence at Red Onion State Prison in southwest Virginia. And one of the problems that has arisen is the security challenges that It would mean transporting Malvo from Red Onion to the Montgomery County Jail for resentencing.

Added to this is the fact that the families of the victims from that era do not want to attend another in-person sentencing where the convicted murderer appears, according to Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy.

The next hearing is scheduled for December 1, but it was announced that a decision made must be approved by the governors of Maryland and Virginia.

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