The Beltway Sniper who murdered 10 people in Washington D.C. during a bloody three week period in 2002 has had his life sentences thrown out Friday by a federal judge, because he was 17 at the time of the attacks.
Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper attacks committed around the region in October 2002 along with John Allen Muhammad. Ten people were killed and three others were shot and injured during the three-week rampage.
Most Americans were shocked when the jury didn’t give Malvo the death penalty at his trial in 2003. He was the shooter. He was the one who pulled the trigger from inside the vehicle, committing every one of the murders.
But he was 17 at the time, and he claimed that Muhammad brainwashed him.
Now Americans are shocked that a federal judge, Judge Raymond A. Jackson, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1992, has vacated the four sentences and ordered re-hearings for the Beltway Sniper.
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Over the last 16 years the judiciary has been stacked with globalists and they are actively subverting this past election, silencing our voices by nullifying our votes for a candidate who promised to end the refugee program and illegal immigration.
The people have spoken, but the contagious socialist globalist ideology that has infected the judiciary is now actively destroying our Constitution with every judiciary ruling.
Fox 5 reports:
The decision in the Supreme Court case ruled juveniles are constitutionally different from adults for the purposes of sentencing “because juveniles have diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform,” which makes them “less deserving of the most severe punishments.” Judge Raymond Jackson agreed and made his ruling to vacate Malvo’s sentence.
Malvo was convicted in one trial in Virginia and entered an Alford plea in another. He had previously filed two motions for writs of habeas corpus that failed.
Now, Malvo’s case has been remanded back to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to issue a new sentence.
Malvo used a rifle to shoot over a dozen people from a modified trunk of a Chevrolet Caprice in random attacks in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.
Malvo, now 32 years old, is currently being held at Red Onion State Prison, a super-maximum security prison in Virginia.
Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh, who helped prosecute Malvo in 2003, said the Virginia attorney general can appeal Jackson’s ruling. If not, Morrogh said he would pursue another life sentence, saying he believes Malvo meets the criteria for a harsh sentence.
Muhammad was executed in 2009 for the killings.