A federal district court judge tossed out 2 life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo on Friday. Malvo and his "father figure" John Allen Muhammad were convicted of the sniper-style shootings that killed ten people and wounded three others in the Washington D.C. area in 2002.

Malvo appealed his 2 life sentences without parole. The judge agreed that his life sentences were unconstitutional since he was only 17 years old at the time of the murders.

Malvo, now 32, based his appeal on a Supreme court ruling that found juveniles are "less deserving of the most severe punishments".

The judge vacated the life sentences but Malvo's convictions still stand. His case has been has been remanded back to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for a new sentencing hearing.

Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh said the Virginia Attorney General can appeal the judge's ruling. But if not, Morrogh said he will pursue another life sentence because he believes Malvo's crimes fit the criteria for harsh punishment.

Malvo is currently incarcerated at Red Onion State Prison, a super-maximum security prison in Virginia.

Muhammad was executed in 2009 after losing his appeals.

Photos: Getty Images

  • SehkmetGoddess

    15 years is a LONG TIME.
    Is he rehabilitated or nah?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He is certifiable. I read some of his rantings he wrote in prison. He is where he belongs..

  • SmithyPooh

    Not to mention 10 lives taken is a lot more. Punishment differently fits.

  • dontgetblocked

    This should be interesting. He'll stay in prison. The question is for how long? 17 years old ain't no baby. He deserves life. Plenty of other killers sentenced as adults when they were 15 or 16. He did the crime...he can do the time. Sorry but I don't give a fluck about him nor his dead father figure. They killed innocent people.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Ms Sandra, would you please be so kind as to post a link or at least some of his rants?

  • Noirluv45

    "Malvo, now 32, based his appeal on a Supreme court ruling that found
    juveniles are “less deserving of the most severe punishments." I wholeheartedly disagree with the last statement. Juveniles have been known to commit some of the most heinous crimes. He belongs exactly where he is.

  • Noirluv45

    I had a friend, now deceased, who lived in Maryland during he and John Allen Muhammad's reign of terror, and he said it was terrifying to go anywhere. Always worried and looking over your shoulders. He'd run in a zig-zag to keep from getting shot just in case he was a target. Both of them deserved what they got.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    This is a hard one either way. He came from a broken home. Muhammad manipulated the young man knowing he was extremely vulnerable and emotionally unstable. With that being said, I believe his sentence should be reduced. If he's currently 32, he should be released by the time he's 40.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Prison isn't designed to rehabilitate, they were designed to deteriorate.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    People evolve and this should be considered. I'm absolutely sure none of us were the same in the most important fundamental ways at age 17 and at age 32. I just turned 33, I would not have made it to 33 if I never evolved from my 17 year old mentality... Unstable teenage hormones and uncultivated emotions are a deadly combo.

  • Ms. Jackson

    I was going to say something along the lined of this. Damn, I can belive its been this long! 17 years? Wheeew! But yes, he was a kid and no telling what this man did to this boy.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    This is BS solely based on the fact that kids who commit crimes and are tried as adults usually do get life...it's rare that their conviction gets overturned.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Edit: Here's a link to his diary of mad rantings and scribbling. He also drew the cover art. https://www.amazon.com/Diary-D-C-Sniper-Boyd-Malvo/dp/1937182231

  • brooklyn23

    Would you still feel that way if it were someone you loved that were 1 of their victims?

  • brooklyn23

    Agreed

  • brooklyn23

    Let me phrase it different now
    I concur

  • FallenOne

    I could not imagine being in jail that long and from that age.

  • Chuck

    Keep his crazy ass behind bars. He will get out and kill again. He is a dangerous man! John corrupted Malvo's mind. He will kill your kids, parents, animals, etc if he gets out.

  • Chuck

    There is no comparison with how we were at 17 & how this murderer was at 17. He was a convicted killer, of many, at 17!

  • Luv Pitties

    Agreed. I lived in VA at the time, it was scary just doing something as simple as getting gas, everyone was watching for a white van and ready to duck or run in case it was "their" van. I'll never forget driving on 95north and authorities shut it down and was checking every car looking to see if it was those two.

  • tintin

    It's crazy how John was executed 7 years later however many men are on death row for 20+ years

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Absolutely would.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He requested an early execution date. Then when the date was set he changed his mind and filed an appeal. But it was too late.

  • dontgetblocked

    Did you murder ten people? Those innocent people can't evolve from the grave? Fluck him.

  • freelancepimp .

    I can't lie, when he was first sentenced I felt sad for him. I really feel like that man played a large part in ruining this kids life. Now after so many years in prison I can't help but think its too late for him to ever be a productive member of society.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow!!! I can't believe it's been 15 years!! They might let him out but it's not going to be for another 20 years or more -- which will still be a life sentence for him -- he goes in as a teenager and comes out a middle aged man totally institutionalized and not able to function in the real world....

  • Allihave2say

    Maybe the folks who helped the white kid get his charges reversed will help him by reason of mental defect. What was that boy's name? Not the one in Texas who got away with murder for affluenza.

  • Allihave2say

    Here's what will happen. He will be granted the possibility of parole. Each and every time he goes before the parole board they will deny his parole just like they do the Manson Family. He'll never leave prison but he just wants to have the hope.

  • Allihave2say

    I love that you interact with us on your blog!

  • T3

    I absolutely cannot believe it's been 15 years. Time surely does fly! Damn, it doesn't seem that long.

  • 4RGSpot

    Many comments are saying he was just a kid. He knew what he was doing and enjoyed killing those innocent people. Keep him in jail for the rest of his life because all he'll do if you let him out is wreak havoc on new people lives. He's a monster and should have had his life taken from him right along with the other monster who he was killing folks with. Kid or no kid I have no sympathy for murderers, predators who prey on kids, thieves, rapist.... just criminals period.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    You're sooo sure all of these people were "innocent"... What is this delusion that you have? Adult humans are far from innocent. You don't know any of those people.

  • Bella Boss

    WOW

  • Faux Gibbler

    I have mixed feelings about this.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Consider who he was raised by. People can change. He won't be getting out anytime soon.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    So were many gang bangers that are currently grown men living valuable, productive lives with their families.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Yes. I'm not an entitled human who doesn't understand how delicate life and existence is. Everyone has an expectation of a life expectancy... How arrogant.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Have empathy to lives that still exist. Those lives are still valuable. Everyone lacks so much empathy. Smh.

  • Freeriah

    That's the same thing I was thinking. I thought people be on death row for 20years+ too. Isn't that how long it takes to exhaust your final appeal.

  • Freeriah

    He looks fruity in this pic about.

  • LibraGirlonly

    YOu guys should stop believing everything you are told. One day it's gonna bite you in the arse.

  • Faux Gibbler

    So did Timothy McVeigh.
    Truth to be told, if I was on death row I would request an early date. Why sit in isolation for 24 hours a day 7 days a week in a super Max prison?

  • Cynthia Wiggins

    Evolve? In prison? Yes he evolved into a better criminal. Would you want this man as a neighbor and living amongst your kids? Hell no!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Thank you & I hope you enjoy your weekend.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Thank you & I hope you enjoy your weekend.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Thank you & I hope you enjoy your weekend.

  • missmiami305

    Love it!

  • Guess Who

    I often wondered were john malvo and he lovers.

  • Coy little wink

    15 years...I remember this like it was yesterday ?

  • Tlowe89

    Oh he'll no. Keep him locked up...

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Wonder why auntie ain't posted on the latest goings on with TI and Tiny? I saw some disturbing clips of the show!!! He was sitting up there with them shades on in that restaurant talking all down to her like he was t the one cheating!!! Then the last clip I saw he broke up with her told he the best thing to do is split up? Like I know these shows be scripted but why did she go along with allowing him to make her look weak and long suffering!!! That's pissed me off it was like dang can she at least have the last word ? Smh I think TI should have his FOB pass revoked!!!

  • Tlowe89

    I personally don't believe in death sentence, only bcus I believe it's a cop out. I believe he should be given another life sentence when they retry him. He deserves to toy in prison, and feel the loneliness, constantly think about and be mentally tortured about the crimes he committed, be somebodies b!tch, get his ars kicked, get messed with by the guards, eat the sh!tty food, never get a visitor, get raped by other men & guards, eat sh!t, and whatever other heiness thing people can endure can while in prison, because dying would be to easy.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Now on topic what if that man was molesting him? Like how can people not get that what if that man was abusing him and he just went along with everything does that not change your outlook on the situation?

  • Tlowe89

    Lol who's going to hire him or let them live as a tenant of theirs. When they do a background check and see who he is?....??.

  • Tlowe89

    I read a John Grisham book about a innocent man he was sentence to death row. He went in and was smart and muscular, by the time they killed him he was barely recognizable.... skinny, dazed/confused, couldn't write, full facial hair
    You go crazy by yourself like that.

  • Ms Thang

    I saw a documentary on them and that boy was severely damaged. His mom bought him to this country and abandoned him. He was handing himself and the Muhammad man caught him and took him home to live with him and his family and brainwashed the hell out of him. The wife left him because he was devoting all of his time to the boy and damn near forgot about his own kids. That's why he took the boy over to kill her first.

  • dontgetblocked

    We all sin but no one deserves to be shot down while pumping gas and visiting Michael's. Use common sense. These two were serial killers who took their anger out on innocent random victims. What if they just shot down your mother, daughter or husband?

  • dontgetblocked

    Really. That's not how the story usually goes. Genraelly, gang bangers end up dead or in prison. If they survive prison, they have felony records which limits their possibilities.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Liberal judges are one of the many reasons there's so much trash walking streets.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    No. It doesn't change my outlook. They should have executed both of them on the same day.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    He's 32, now?! Does he still have those fabulous cheekbones?

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Somehow Zimmerman walks free and still can own a gun after killing a black young boy... Tulsa police women still got to work and got paid for absence out of work after shooting a black man.
    Should I REALLY continue??

    He was black 17 going along with an adult's instruction....

    There is no justice..none

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    He looks like a bald-head Eartha Kitt.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    You're comparing apples and aardvarks.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Does 1+1 equal 2?

  • Jay

    My issue has always been the manipulation that must have been done to him. His own MOTHER just gave him to this man out of pure terror. There isn't one person on this blog that was trained by a psychotic madman. I've always felt bad for him.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Did Zimmerman, the Tulsa police women, and Lee Malvo, commit crimes in the same states with the same justice system?

  • Boonella

    He's a jerk...and is mean to her. I hope she sticks with it and goes through with the divorce.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    The look on her face was not one of I'm ready to let go

  • jazzysmith12

    you making it rain again

  • growingviolet

    This man has done more time than Affluenza kid, Zimmerman, and all the cops who have murdered innocent black men, women, and children (in 2016 alone) COMBINED. Hell yes, let him out. He's served his time and then some. TWO life sentences for a minor who was controlled and acting under the direction of an adult is absolutely cruel and unusual punishment. If he was white he would never have received ONE life sentence, let alone two.

  • growingviolet

    No matter what state back people are in they are given harsher sentences for lesser crimes than whites in that same state so cut the shit.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    And they give harsher sentences for prior crimes, which Lee Malvo had. How do you think they caught him in the first place? By magic. Stupid.

  • Allihave2say

    ? Elaborate

  • growingviolet

    He said John Muhammad recruited, groomed, and molested him.

  • jazzysmith12

    I LUVED THE COMMENT

  • Allihave2say

    Thank you. Have a safe Memorial Day!

  • jazzysmith12

    you as well

  • 4RGSpot

    Ya gotta good point there!

  • Shira Harding-James

    He still looks 17!!

  • Freeriah

    Right

  • Simone

    You would not feel that way if he killed one of your loved ones or family members. He was 17, not 5 and mentally knows the difference between right & wrong. I hope he dies in prison. Fight for someone more worthy of justice, not this heartless murderer.

  • Simone

    If you're 17 and not mentally challenged, you know the difference between right and wrong. If he killed one of your family members, you'd want him to die in prison.

  • AcutallyReally

    He helped murder 17 people, some of whom were black. He was 17, nearly an adult, when this happened. He admits he knew what he was doing was wrong yet he did it anyway. I'm sorry but I don't feel he deserves any sympathy or to be set free.

  • JanusMaximus

    "Red Onion State Prison"?

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    We're just not like-minded individuals hun. The layers of existence and humanity would never allow me to disregard someone as a throw away or invaluable. Have empathy. Have empathy. You've never lived a day of anyone's human experience other than your own. Have empathy.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    You have so many generalizations and stereotypes that you operate from.

    We are not the same.

  • i troll it like i see it

    You're right, and this is why I felt bad for the boy then and still feel bad for him now. That psycho took this kid in his home and ruined his life because he knew he had nowhere to go and was vulnerable and at risk. The people saying he should stay in prison or get the death penalty along with the evil pervert who groomed him are pretty heartless.

  • i troll it like i see it

    He was also desperate for a father figure in his life and should have done anything for that crazy lunatic. This kid was not at fault. The punishment was way too severe. I seriously doubt this man would have commited these crimes on his own accord if Muhammad was not in the picture.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That picture was from his trial in 2003, when he was 18.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Ten people are dead because of him. If he never breathes free air again, I'm OK with that.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    And she sat there and took all of it. She's a weak woman and she knows she can't do better than TI, that's why she sat there and let him belittle her-- shades and all. He's basically telling her, "I was young and dumb when I got with you and you're a cradle robber". I don't believe in her fake suffering at all. She's the same one who participated in 3somes with him, according to reports. You bring another woman into your situation, you're bound for problems. Sleep in the bed that you made...

  • IamAllnatural

    At 17, he should've been tried as an adult. I have no sympathy for a killer.

  • Nessa

    Super maximum security prison? Dang that's were all the hard core prisoners go! As tiny as he is I know he's someone's toy!!

  • Boonella

    And that's what is truly sad; we all know if he doesn't push forward with the divorce Tiny isn't going anywhere....smh

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Oooo I forgot he did say do you know how old I was when you met me! ? Lord have mercy smh yea ain't no way I would allow another woman in my bed

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Sandy, are you going to put how Taye Diggs posted a pic of his bare arse on IG? Short knotted and everything....I think it was his coming out moment.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Yes you do and you also start hallucinating. Our country has nerve getting on other countries about their abuses and it's going on in our own back yard.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Apples and aardvarks.

  • dontgetblocked

    Please go back and study this story or at least watch the DC Sniper movie. This now 32-year old man terrorized a community as well as killed ten people. He's a domestic serial killer who should have been tried as a murderer. Seventeen is not a child. It's a young adult who knows right from wrong.

  • dontgetblocked

    Now Chi-town. Settle down now.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Because of this article, I watched a 45-minute documentary on these shootings. They say he bragged and laughed about blowing a woman's head off. It appears, his only redeeming quality is his cheekbones. ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    People are @$$holes! RIP to those who passed.

    Honestly the same argument can be used regarding Christianity.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh that explains it

  • Malcom Flex

    That proves that most of the black males were swirling talking shit are gay I've been saying that for years.

  • Malcom Flex

    One thing in this story not mentioned when it began. That teen was sexually molested by the older male. The boy got played by the older male he got brainwashed

  • Noirluv45

    Talk about terrorism. I felt for those of you who experienced it. I cannot imagine the fear!

  • Lolalao

    I sent that pic to my friends..?

  • Patricia

    thats why we need our government funded mental institutions back. that young man should have been given years of therapy and counseling, not locked in a cage. A TON of prisoners are mental patients. they should not be locked in cages like animals. they should be counseled and taught how to act and treat others... something their horrific childhoods left out.

  • Jussjess25

    Ooo word??? I didnt hear that

  • Jussjess25

    Taye been gay tho ?

  • Felicia Kelley

    I believe that as well!!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Yeah that's the backstory. Look at it realistically what is an older man to go to young boy except having sex with him?

  • Malcom Flex

    Yeah that's why the white woman dumped him

  • Malcom Flex

    Black male serial killers get tons of sympathy from black people. You know because they are black males and should be protected above all else.

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly he groomed him

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Muhammad was executed in 2009 after losing his appeals.

    I thought his pedo self had been executed.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Stockholm Syndrome.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Child Grooming is the exact name. I Googled it during the Eddie Long "thing".

  • Anika Kelly

    Yes and honestly, it's ashamed that the courts didn't take that into consideration. This boy was young and impressionable.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Sadly...he made the mistake of being born black.

  • Jussjess25

    Wow you think so? Smh I knew it

  • Jussjess25

    Makes plenty of sense tho

  • suganspice68

    Tiny was the fool to put up with him disrespecting her.she allowed it.

  • AndSo

    A cradle robber? She ain't 20 years his senior! She's only 5 years older! Why do people get so angry when a woman dates a younger man by only a few years, but no one bats an eyelash when a man is 10 or 15, or 20 years a woman's senior? That's nonsense. Sexism is as ugly as racism.

  • BorgQueen

    Agreed. Malvo was a victim too but that would never matter. Reminds of Lil Wayne and Birdman.