Judge overturns Malvo's life sentence
A United States federal district court judge has reportedly overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in D.C. -area Beltway sniper attacks nearly 15 years ago.
Malvo had been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed around the region in October 2002 along with John Allen Muhammad.
Ten people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period.
The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit court to issue a new sentence.
Muhammad was executed in 2009 for the killings.
Malvo, now 32 years old, is currently being held at Red Onion State Prison, a super-maximum security prison in Virginia.
Earlier this month, his mother, Una James, a couple of months ago, said he is studying to become a pastor.
"He just told me he is doing biblical courses to become a pastor," James told THE STAR. "I realised that once he goes back to his sense, he recognised that there is a God."
According to James, Malvo had rejected her efforts to bring him closer to God in previous letters.
"Earlier, he used to tell me don't tell him anything about God. He will find God for himself. So when I write to him, I never push it on him as I used to and lately now he is telling me that he is doing biblical courses," James said.