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Teen sniper to drop appeals, admit guilt in second killing

[JURIST] Lee Boyd Malvo, the teenager in the Washington-area "sniper" killings, plans to drop all appeals of his first conviction and will admit guilt in a second killing. The plea bargain eliminates the possibility of a death sentence for these crimes.

In 2002, Malvo and partner John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people over several weeks in the Washington, DC area in a sniper-style shooting spree. If charges are pursued, Malvo may still face the death penalty in Alabama, Louisiana, and Virginia. Prosecutors in Prince William County, VA, stated that they are waiting for the US Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of executing 16- and 17-year-old murderers, which should take place this fall. The Fairfax County Circuit Court has case records from the Malvo trial here. AP has more.

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