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DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo May Get New Trial

Posted on Jun 02,2017
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By Skip Wood

MANASSAS, VA. -
Prince William prosecutor Paul Ebert is reconsidering his decision not to prosecute Lee Boyd Malvo for the 2002 sniper murder of Dean Harold Meyers, according to WTOP. He first made that decision after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that capital punishment for juveniles is unconstitutional.

Now, however, the four life sentences for Malvo, the convicted DC Sniper who is serving time at a supermax prison in Virginia, were thrown out last week by a federal judge, because Malvo was 17 at the time he committed four murders in the Commonwealth.

“At the time I didn’t think it made any sense to prosecute him after the Supreme Court ruling,” Ebert told WTOP about his 2005 decision. “Now, if I thought he’d be getting out anytime soon, yeah, I’d prosecute him.”

Over 21 days in October 2002, Malvo and mastermind John Allen Muhammad the shot 13 strangers, killing 10 of them, in the Washington, DC, area, including in gas stations and parking lots. As the manhunt drug on, The Washington Post says sporting events were canceled, tarps who put up to hide customers as they filled their cars at gas stations. After the two were caught, they were tied to at least 11 more shootings — five of which were fatal — from Washington state to Alabama.

Meyers was killed instantly while pumping gas at a Battlefield Sunoco gas station on Sudley Road.

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