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  • Md. judge denies DC sniper Malvo’s bid for new sentence

    08/16/2017 3:17:36 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | August 16, 2017 12:55 pm | AP
    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) _ A man convicted of taking part as a teenager in deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area has lost a bid for a new sentence in Maryland. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg said in a ruling dated Tuesday that Lee Boyd Malvo’s “physical, mental and emotional state” and the influence of John Allen Muhammad was given full consideration before he was sentenced to life without parole for six counts of first-degree murder. Malvo was convicted in Maryland, and in Virginia, of playing a role when he was 17 in the 2002 shootings that...
  • Federal Judge Throws Out Convicted D.C. Sniper’s Four Life Sentences

    05/27/2017 4:28:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A federal judge threw out a convicted D.C. sniper’s four life sentences Friday because he was 17 when he was originally sentenced. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Virginia, ruled that Lee Boyd Malvo has a right to be re-sentenced in new sentencing hearings due to a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that made it unconstitutional for juveniles to receive mandatory life sentences in prison without parole, the Daily Mail reported. Malvo, now 32, was arrested in 2002 for his role in several shootings in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia that left ten dead and injured three. The...
  • Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

    05/27/2017 9:32:57 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 47 replies
    AP via ^ | 5-26-17 | AP
    McLEAN, Va. — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk 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 over a three-week span in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, causing widespread...
  • Judge overturns life without parole sentence for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

    05/26/2017 3:26:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies ^ | 5/26/17 | Paul Wagner
    WASHINGTON - A federal district court judge has overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in D.C.-area Beltway sniper attacks nearly 15 years ago, according to a ruling released Friday. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed around the region in October 2002 along with John Allen Muhammad. Ten people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period. Malvo appealed to the court saying he should not have been sentenced to life without parole because he was 17 years old at the time of...
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    01/13/2017 3:33:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 5:40 PM EST | Juliet Linderman
    An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a Maryland county court, public defender James Johnston argues that Lee Boyd Malvo’s mandatory life sentence is illegal because the U.S. Supreme Court determined such sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles. …
  • Serial Killer Similar to Beltway Sniper Hunting in Chicago?

    05/30/2016 2:08:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | May 29, 2016 | Kevin DuJan
    Here’s something that people on the ground in Chicago are all freaked out about (but of course the media won’t report on it accurately and the police seem to be pretending that it’s not happening): is there a serial killer shooting at cars on the highway into Chicago similar to DC’s Beltway Sniper from years ago? Whenever these shootings are reported on, the media seems to go out of its way to just claim this is random gang violence. But…if that was true then wouldn’t this have always been happening through the years? I find it hard to believe the...
  • Ten years later, DC sniper says he felt like "scum" (entirely appropriate feelings)

    10/01/2012 2:33:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/2012
    Convicted Washington sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said the devastated reaction of a victim's husband 10 years ago made him feel like "the worst piece of scum on the planet," The Washington Post reported on Sunday. In a rare interview, Malvo, 27, urged the families of victims to try to forget about him and his partner, John Allen Muhammad, so they can get on with their lives. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the start of Malvo and Muhammad's deadly rampage in the Washington area. The pair was linked to 27 shootings across the country, including 10 fatal attacks in the...
  • D.C. sniper 10 years later: ‘I was a monster’

    09/30/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/30/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted along with John Allen Muhammad in the 2002 D.C. sniper shootings that left 10 dead and three wounded, says he remembers the killings vividly but can't explain why he did what he did. "I was a monster," Malvo told the Washington Post in a recent interview from a Virginia prison where he's serving six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. "If you look up the definition, that's what a monster is. I was a ghoul. I was a thief. I stole people's lives. I did someone else's bidding just because they said...
  • DC Sniper Admits Conspirators in Shatner Interview

    07/29/2010 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 24 replies · 9+ views ^ | Jul 29th, 2010 | Dena Potter
    by Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tells actor William Shatner on a cable TV special that he and his partner tried to recruit fellow shooters for their 2002 spree and that his accomplice killed one man for backing out, according to the program set for airing tonight. In a telephone call from a southwest Virginia prison, Malvo told Shatner two men planned to join in the attacks to make them more deadly but reneged. Malvo said his fellow shooter, John Allen Muhammad, killed one of the men in retaliation. Malvo did not identify them...
  • Malvo sends letter of apology to Louisiana victim

    03/04/2010 10:56:55 PM PST · by LouAvul · 7 replies · 365+ views
    A Louisiana man shot by Lee Boyd Malvo before the criminal spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area in 2002 has received a letter of apology from the convicted sniper. John C. Gaeta, 58, of Albany, said Thursday that he's glad Malvo wrote him but remains skeptical about Malvo's intentions. "I'm glad he wrote the letter," Gaeta said. "I do wonder, though, if he's truly sorry or if this is a part of him trying to get his sentence reduced. He knows that he should express remorse, so I question whether it is genuine and from the heart." Gaeta was...
  • Perspectives : ’Sudden Jihad Syndrome’ - A reason to carry firearms for self-defense

    03/11/2007 5:25:21 PM PDT · by sig226 · 72 replies · 2,381+ views
    Journal Chretien ^ | 3/10/07 | Larry Pratt
    I have compiled (quite easily, I might add) a list of murders and attempted murders carried out by Muslims acting on the basis of what the founder of Islam taught them. Convinced that they will go to heaven if they die killing infidels who Mohammed taught his followers to hate, some Muslims don’t bother joining al Qaeda or some other organized band of thugs. They get so filled with hatred from hearing Islamic sermons and visiting jihadi web sites that they decide to become freelance Jihadis. The condition is recognizable and has been labeled Sudden Jihad Syndrome (SJS) — although...
  • D.C. sniper's son: 'I am my own man'

    11/13/2009 7:07:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 887+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/13/2009 | Melinda Deslatte
    Three days after his father's execution, the 27-year-old son of D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad said Friday that he doesn't want to be judged by the crimes of a father he didn't really know until the shooting spree. Striking an almost defensive chord, Lindbergh Williams told reporters, "I am the son of the D.C. sniper, but not him. You see what I'm saying? I am my own man and make my own decisions." Muhammad was put to death Tuesday in Virginia for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during an October 2002 shooting spree that left 10 people...
  • DC sniper's ex-wife, children cope with execution

    11/12/2009 3:13:42 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 1,263+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 12 | NAFEESA SYEED
    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...
  • 'The Motive Remains Murky' (DC Sniper)

    11/11/2009 1:54:17 PM PST · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 582+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 10, 2009 | James Taranto
    John Allen Muhammad, the "D.C. sniper" of autumn 2002, is no more. The commonwealth of Virginia put Muhammad to death last night last night for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station in Northern Virginia. Muhammad and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, were also convicted of six murders in Maryland and suspected of three killings in other states. Malvo, who was under 18 at the time, will live. It was a curious accident of timing that Muhammad's execution came less than a week after the massacre at Fort Hood. This passage from an Associated Press story is...
  • DC sniper said to be ‘fearless’ before execution

    11/11/2009 6:52:31 AM PST · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 49 replies · 1,725+ views
    Young Gun Conservative ^ | Rudolph Carrera
    “Fearless.” This is what the attorney for the DC Sniper, John Muhammad, called his client before his execution today. The same man who had no problem murdering 10 people during a rampage in 2002. As he prepares to meet his Maker, let John Muhammad think of those people he butchered. He obviously has no regrets, has used the race card in decrying the killing of ‘an innocent black man’ (himself), and will, no doubt, become to hero to wannabe jihadis worldwide. It may be too much to ask, but God help Muhammad repent for the evil he committed. Cross-posted at...
  • D.C. area sniper [ John Allen Muhammad ] executed in Virginia today // November 10, 2009‏

    11/10/2009 6:56:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 63 replies · 2,472+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 10, 2009 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. - John Allen Muhammad was executed Tuesday night for the sniper attacks in 2002 that left 10 dead and spread such fear people were afraid to go shopping, cut grass or pump gas. The three-week killing spree in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., was carried out with a teenage accomplice who is serving life in prison without parole. Muhammad, 48, died by injection at 9:11 p.m. EST after he exhausted his court appeals and Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency. Muhammad's attorneys earlier had asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they said he was...
  • D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad is executed in Va.

    11/10/2009 6:21:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 166 replies · 4,759+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-11-10 | Josh White & Maria Glod
    JARRATT, Va. -- John Allen Muhammad, the sniper who kept the Washington region paralyzed by fear for three weeks as he and a young accomplice gunned down people at random, was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection.
  • VA Prison Official Gives Preview of D.C. Sniper Execution Scheduled for Tonight - Video 11/10/09

    11/10/2009 4:34:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 729+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a Virginia Prison Spokesman giving a detailed preview of the upcoming execution of D.C. Sniper Mastermind John Allen Muhammad, who will be executed tonight at 9:00 PM ET. . . . (VIDEO)
  • DC sniper said to be 'fearless' before execution

    11/10/2009 4:28:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 2,763+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 10, 2009
    JARRATT, Va. (AP) - Sniper John Allen Muhammad is meeting with relatives in the hours before his execution and one of his attorneys described the convicted killer as fearless. Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon said Muhammad had no regrets and would die with dignity Tuesday night in Virginia. Gordon also insisted that Muhammad was innocent. Gordon says Muhammad met with one of his sons before the execution and then reminisced with the attorney about the time he spent with his son before Muhammad went to prison.
  • Freep a Poll! (Death penalty ok?)

    11/10/2009 4:08:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 46 replies · 1,138+ views ^ | 11-10-09 | Washington Times
    D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight. Do you believe in the death penalty?