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Judge Rules Teenage Sniper Suspect Can Be Tried as Adult

A juvenile court judge in Fairfax County, Va., rules that Washington, D.C.-area sniper suspect Lee Malvo, 17, can be tried as an adult for the murder of an FBI analyst. He and another suspect are implicated in 12 other fatal shootings. The ruling makes Malvo eligible for the death penalty. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.

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NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.

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