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Trial Is Set to Begin for Second Sniper Suspect

November 10, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Lee Boyd Malvo, a suspect in a string of sniper shootings in the Washington area last year, is scheduled to go on trial today in Chesapeake in the slaying of an FBI analyst.

Malvo, 18, faces a murder count and a weapons charge in the death of Linda Franklin, who was shot and killed Oct. 14, 2002, in a parking lot in Virginia.

Both murder charges carry a possible death sentence.

Malvo's attorneys have indicated that he will plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

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