D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo denied new sentence by judge in Montgomery County

Lee Malvo, Washington D.C. area sniper, during a Virginia Beach Circuit Court appearance in 2003. (AP file photo)

Washington, D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo has been denied a new sentence by a judge in Montgomery County, Maryland on Wednesday.

Malvo, who is currently being held in a prison facility in western Virginia, was convicted on multiple counts of first-degree murder in Montgomery and Spotslyvania counties several years ago.

In June 2017, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed a notice that the state appealed the federal court order to require re-sentencing for Malvo, who is serving two life sentences.

Malvo was 17 years old when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in Virginia, Maryland and D.C., causing widespread fear throughout the region.

John Allen Muhammad, Malvo's accomplice, was executed for his role in the shootings.

On May 26, 2017, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo was entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles was unconstitutional.

Malvo in 2015 called for his 10 sentences he's serving to be vacated.

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