Younger D.C. sniper given life in prison

CHESAPEAKE, Va., March 10 (UPI) -- Lee Boyd Malvo, the younger of two men convicted in the Washington D.C.-area sniper killings, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for one of the deaths.

Malvo, 19, was convicted of murder in the shooting of former CIA analyst Linda Franklin, 47, outside a home improvement store in Fairfax County, Va. Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum Roush formally handed down the sentence in line with the trial jury recommendation.


Malvo and John Allen Muhammad are alleged to have carried out a series of sniper-style shootings the Washington area in October 2002. Ten people were killed and three others were wounded in the attacks.

Muhammad, 43, was sentenced to death Wednesday for another one of the sniper killings. He denied involvement in the killings during his sentencing in Manassas, Va. The conviction and sentence are subject to mandatory appeal.

Both Muhammad and Malvo face additional murder charges in several states.

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