Jamaican sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was denied parole by the Virginia Parole Board after nearly 20 years, he and his accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, shot and killed 10 people in the Washington D.C. area in October 2002.
In 2004, Malvo was sentenced to three life imprisonment without the possibility of parole when he was 17 years old. However, in 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles cannot be given such penalties, which resulted in two federal courts ruling that the Jamaican be resentenced.
State records for the Virginia Parole Board show that Malvo was considered for parole on August 30, 2022, but this was rejected with the reason stating that the Board recommends that he serves more years in prison as he is considered a risk to the community.
“Release at this time would diminish seriousness of crime; Serious nature and circumstances of your offence(s),” the Parole Board wrote.
More so, considering that now 37-year-old Malvo also received a life sentence in Maryland, USA for his crimes, if granted parole in Virginia, he would still not be able to walk out of prison a free man. However, last month, Maryland’s highest court ruled that he be resentenced for crimes in that state.
He is currently serving time at super-maximum security in Virginia known as Red Onion State Prison.
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