Convicted Jamaican-born sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo’s life sentences for a series of murders committed in the United States have been overturned.
Malvo was sentenced to life imprisonment 15-years ago for a series of sniper killings committed in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Malvo’s life sentences were overturned in a judgement delivered today by the United States District Court in Virginia.
The judgment also means Malvo will now be entitled to re-sentencing with the possibility of parole.
The court found that Malvo’s constitutional right to be sentenced as a juvenile was not taken into due consideration when he was sentenced to life in prison.
Executive Producer at Fox 5 in Washington DC, Terri Toliver, has been following the story.
She says consideration is to now be given to the fact that Malvo committed the crimes while he was 17.
Miss Toliver was speaking this earlier afternoon with Cliff Hughes on Nationwide 90 FM.
Malvo’s case has now been sent to to the Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for a new sentence.
A similar challenge regarding Malvo’s life sentences in Maryland is due to come up for hearing on June 15.
In 2002, Malvo and his mentor, John Allen Muhammad, were convicted following a series of sniper attacks which shocked the United States.
Ten people were killed during the shootings which last several weeks.
Muhammad was executed in 2009.
In a recent Fox News interview, Malvo who’s now 32-years old blamed Muhammad for his fate.