Alabama Pushes for Malvo Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

In an interview with the Associated Press Wednesday, Montgomery Police Chief Jim Wilson said he believes Alabama is at the top of the list
to prosecuty sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo, because of the state's strong death penalty law.

Wilson also said he thinks other jurisdictions don't have as much evidence against Malvo.

One of the killings tied to the case occurred in Louisiana, which also has the death penalty.

A jury in Virginia convicted Malvo of capital murder, but decided to spare his life and sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Fellow sniper suspect John Muhammad was convicted of capital murder by a different Virginia jury and received a death sentence.

Wilson said he expects that he and Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks will write a letter to the U.S. Justice Department requesting that Malvo be tried in Montgomery as soon as possible.

Kellie Adams was one of two people shot in Montgomery and the only one who lived. She says it would be a waste of time and money to try Muhammad in Alabama since he's already sentenced to death. But she says she's disappointed with Malvo's sentencing in Virginia and would be willing to testify if he were tried in a death case in Alabama.


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