By: Mira Kelley
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Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 years old when he, along with John Allen Muhammed, became known as one of America's greatest domestic threats. The pair was responsible for leaving ten dead and three injured in the 2002 serial sniper terror that took over the DMV.
A Norfolk, VA judge has now thrown out Malvo's original life sentence due to a newer rule that prohibits mandatory life sentences for juveniles. Apparently at the time of Malvo's plea in 2002 he was unaware of this and other rights granted to juveniles. U.S. District Judge Raymond is giving him another shot. Although he still faces life imprisonment, there is now a slight possibility that he could be released early, too.
Lee Boyd Malvo is now 32 years old and imprisoned at Red Onion State Prison. His accomplice, Muhammed, was executed in 2009 at the age of 48. (source: usatoday)