RICHMOND, Va. - Convicted teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo signed an agreement Monday to plead guilty to a second slaying as well as a wounding in the October 2002 shooting spree that left 10 people dead, his lawyer said.
Malvo, who once lived in Washington state and admitted to killing a Tacoma woman, will accept a sentence of life in prison without chance of parole and plead guilty to capital murder for killing Kenneth Bridges and to attempted capital murder for wounding Caroline Seawell, his attorney Craig Cooley said.
The plea agreement, which will be considered Oct. 26 in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court, eliminates a possible death sentence for the Bridges slaying.
Malvo officially signed off on the deal at Red Onion State Prison, where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of Linda Franklin in Fairfax County. Malvo, now 19 but 17 at the time of the killings, is dropping all appeals of that conviction.
Another attorney for Malvo, Michael Arif, disclosed Malvo's plans last week.
Cooley said Malvo had no second thoughts about signing the agreement.
"I think he understands the reality of his circumstances, and he endorsed without hesitation," Cooley said.
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney William Neely could not be reached for comment.
Malvo's partner in the sniper spree, John Allen Muhammad, was sentenced to death last year for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers in Prince William County. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Horan Jr. is seeking a conviction and a second death sentence for Muhammad for the Franklin slaying in case the first conviction is overturned.