US District Judge Raymond Jackson cited that Supreme Court decision in ordering that Malvo be re-sentenced, the Post reported. "The Supreme Court has decided that the Miller rule is a substantive rule of constitutional law that is so fundamental that it requires retroactive application", Jackson concluded. The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts to issue a new sentence, according to online court documents. But his lawyers have made an appeal on similar grounds in that state.
Prosecutors sought the death penalty for Malvo as well, for the slaying in Fairfax of Linda Franklin outside a Home Depot in the Falls Church area.
A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that left residents of D.C., Virginia, and Maryland on edge. Malvo then was found guilty and as part of a plea agreement was sentenced to two more life sentences without parole.
The attorney general's office argued unsuccessfully that the Supreme Court rulings should not apply to Malvo.
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Liu, however, when asked by reporters if the framework would be binding, noted that he could not give a definite answer. More than $5 trillion of world trade is shipped through the South China Sea every year.
As they traveled, Muhammad and Malvo carried out a series of murders across the country, beginning in Washington state. He executed for the killing in 2009.
"I couldn't say no", he said in the interview. "But if he's going to be let out in my lifetime, I'm not comfortable with that".
A man of deep faith, Meyers said he said he long ago forgave Malvo and Muhammad. "But he knew the difference between right and wrong".
Malvo is now 32-years-old.