WASHINGTON — President Obama has commuted the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo. The now 31 year old serial sniper was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the DC Sniper attacks of 2002. Malvo, who was only 17 at the time of the attacks, were carried out with John Allen Muhammed and were responsible for the deaths of ten people.
This is “unpresidented,” as never before has a life sentence for a convicted serial killer been commuted by a president at the end of his term. What’s more — the president rushed the release of Malvo so that he will be released from prison before the inauguration Friday morning.
Malvo will be released Friday, January 20th at 6am from Greensville Correctional Center, in Greensville County, Virginia. The correctional facility is only a 3 hour drive from Washington DC, which makes many question the real reason President Obama rushed the release of the DC sniper. When reached for comment, the president’s top press aide said, “I guess you could say it was important for President Obama to ‘Do the right thing’ for America.”.
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