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McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In a ruling issued Friday, a judge said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - Circuit Court judges in Virginia have denied a prosecutor's request for a special grand jury to investigate the death of a jail inmate. Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales filed a motion Wednesday seeking a special grand jury in the death of 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition to Spain will remain jailed after prosecutors addressed a judge's concerns about his health care. Federal judge Terrence Boyle issued an order on Friday saying that Inocente Orlando Montano Morales can stay in the Piedmont Regional Jail in Virginia after a new report on his health. Jail officials said in a legal filing that Montano was seen by a doctor at the jail on Friday morning and prescribed antibiotics for a urinary tract infection.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A committee in Virginia has narrowed down a list of options to rename two parks after names Confederate generals. News outlets report the Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee ranked its recommendation Wednesday per orders from the city council to review the names suggested for Lee and Jackson parks. The names were submitted in an online survey that ended May 10.

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