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SCOTUS Takes Up D.C. Sniper Case — And The Fate Of Juvenile Life Sentences

SCOTUS Takes Up D.C. Sniper Case — And The Fate Of Juvenile Life Sentences

Date: October 18, 2019

The Supreme Court looks at the case of the D.C. Sniper, and raises the question of sentencing reform in juvenile justice.

Lee Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. John Allen Muhammad was executed in 2009. Lee Malvo, now 34, was sentenced to life in prison, before a series of Supreme Court decisions that limited life sentences for people convicted as juveniles. The Supreme Court will consider whether Lee Malvo should be resentenced in light of theses rulings.

Marsha Levick, chief counsel and founder of Juvenile Law Center, and Marshan Allen, project manager at Restore Justice Foundation discuss the case on NPR’s On Point. Listen here.