Skip to comments.DC sniper's ex-wife, children cope with execution
Posted on 11/12/2009 3:13:42 PM PST by JoeProBono
One of the D.C. sniper's ex-wives said Thursday that she has fully healed from the abusive marriage she endured with him, and is helping her children cope with knowing their dad won't be a part of their lives. Mildred Muhammad, 49, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that she and her three children watched news coverage of John Muhammad's execution in silence at their Maryland home.
When his death was announced, the children - John, 19, Salena, 17, and Taalibah, 16 - went into different rooms and cried. "It was very difficult to see them in that kind of pain," Mildred Muhammad said. "Because I know what was going through their head - 'this is my dad, he should be in my life, this should not be happening.'"
Her ex-husband was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday in Virginia for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during a series of killings in 2002 that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks.
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, Mildred Muhammad poses for a portrait in Washington. Muhammad, one of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad's 's ex-wives, said Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 it was "very difficult" to watch her children grieve as their father was executed.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
I thought she told stories about how he used to beat her and how she wanted a restraining order and how she was happy he was in prison. Now she is a grieving widow?
Cry me a river.
I lived through the terror her husband brought to this area and remember the souls taken and the children who lost a parent at the hands of this man.
I want to be gracious to this woman . . . but words fail me.
Let’s hope her 15 minutes of fame are over.
Mildred Muhammad with her children: John Williams, 19; Taalibah Muhammad, 16 (left); and Salena Williams, 17.
At least his kids knew when and where and could say ‘goodbye’ if they wished. His victim’s children on the other hand...
"Scared Silent: The Mildred Muhammad Story" will be released Oct. 13 by Strebor Books (Keith Saunders - Courtesy Atria/Strebor Books)
His lawyer had the gall, after the execution, to refer to him as "the victim."
“Because I know what was going through their head - ‘this is my dad, he should be in my life, this should not be happening.’”
And if he was not a cowardly, laying in wait, murdering at a distance, menace to society it would not be happening.
Where does it say she is a grieving widow? It says she has healed from her abusive marriage and is now dealing with her children grieving for their father.
So she shouldn’t care about the pain her children are going through?
Or maybe you think his kids shouldn’t be grieving for him and the fact that they have lost their father.
Should a person who commits a horrible crime be unloved by their family?
I’m glad that Christ loved me even though my sin put him on the cross. I’m glad that my family loves me even though I have brought them pain at time. I hope your family will grieve you when you die no matter what you have done and will do to others.
John Allen Mohammed not only killed a bunch of innocent people and brought great grief to their families, he also brought great grief to his own family. It was his fault, but it doesn’t make them undeserving of being able to grieve.
John Allen Muhammad at his trial in Virginia Beach, in October 2003 (Lawrence Jackson - Reuters)
Great, get a book with every contribution.
The fat Oprah can have her on the show and give out her book to her sorry azz guest.
did you read the article? it portrays no such thing... or anything about handouts... not even implied... nada, zilch... nihil...
Just add the kids to long lists of those whom that murdering bastard hurt.
The good news: That monster can’t hurt anyone else.
Put smile here—> X
(You could probably guess I won't be buying the new book from the griever.)
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