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  • 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
    Fancast.com ^ | 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
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 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?
  • Convicted Sniper John Allen Muhammad To Be Executed at 9 PM

    11/10/2009 3:16:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies · 1,517+ views
    npr ^ | November 10, 2009 | npr
    D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Virginia. Muhammad was given the death penalty for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, who was shot while pumping gas. In total, Muhammad and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, fatally shot 13 people in the Washington, D.C., area in the Fall of 2002
  • Kaine denies sniper clemency; Muhammad to die tonight (Beltway sniper)

    11/10/2009 3:09:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,210+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-11-10 | Josh White
    Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) denied clemency for John Allen Muhammad on Tuesday, clearing the way for the sniper to be executed by lethal injection at 9 p.m. and putting an end to one of the most trying local criminal cases in U.S. history. Muhammad, 48, was convicted of capital murder in the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers on Oct. 9, 2002, at a gas station outside of Manassas, part of a spree that left 10 people dead in the Washington area and included shootings in several other states. A jury in Virginia Beach, where the trial was moved...
  • John Allen Muhammed execution LIVE THREAD (Died by injection at 9:11 p.m. EST)

    11/10/2009 3:03:04 PM PST · by libh8er · 615 replies · 26,877+ views
    11.10.09 | Me
    t - 3 hrs and counting down..
  • Charles Moose won't attend execution

    11/10/2009 11:45:20 AM PST · by jpl · 60 replies · 2,240+ views
    WTOP.com ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | WTOP
    WASHINGTON - The man at the center of the investigation for the sniper shootings says he won't be at John Allen Muhammad's execution Tuesday night. "I don't think I will be personally interested. I have seen a lot of death and destruction and I don't think I am interested anymore," former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose tells Channel 5. Moose was the face of law enforcement during those three terrifying weeks in October 2002. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed at 9 p.m. for the killing of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station. Meyers is one of...
  • Va. gov clears way for DC sniper's execution

    11/10/2009 10:02:08 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 854+ views
    AP via YahooNews.com ^ | 11//10/09 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency Tuesday for sniper John Allen Muhammad, clearing the way for him to be executed for the attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in 2002. Muhammad is set to die by injection Tuesday night at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. His attorneys had asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they say he is mentally ill. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down his final appeal.
  • Va. gov clears way for execution of sniper

    11/10/2009 9:08:01 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 1,722+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has cleared the way for the execution of sniper John Allen Muhammad. Kaine denied Muhammad's clemency request Tuesday. Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday night at a Virginia prison for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during a three-week spree that left 10 people dead in 2002 across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • Execution at 9:pm in Virginia

    11/10/2009 7:49:56 AM PST · by mckenzie7 · 66 replies · 1,591+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, November 9, 2009; 12:00 PM | Michael Ruane
    Hello, Mike Ruane here to talk about the DC sniper case and answer your questions. _______________________
  • Is John Muhammad Still Breathing?

    11/10/2009 6:43:56 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 62 replies · 2,428+ views
    Vanity | 11/10/09 | Myself
    Looking for Update... Is John Muhammad breathing? What is the schedule? Maybe a "Live" Thread, For a bit of irony As the day goes on...
  • DC Sniper: Awaiting the end for daughter's killer: Some victims' families will watch sniper die

    11/09/2009 3:39:42 PM PST · by HokieMom · 25 replies · 1,874+ views
    WP ^ | November 9, 2009 | Michael E. Ruane
    MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO -- The setting sun is streaming in the living room window of Marion Lewis's house as he puts aside his cigarette and starts telling the story of the day his daughter was murdered. break He remembers the day, Oct. 3, 2002, when Lori Lewis Rivera was shot to death by the D.C. snipers at a gas station in Kensington. Two thousand miles away, her father was oblivious, out in the wilderness running a giant rock-crushing machine. Lewis stares at the floor as he recalls it, kneading his beefy hands and wiping away tears with his fingers. break...
  • Supreme Court Declines to Block Execution of Washington Sniper

    11/09/2009 2:41:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 2,102+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2009 | David Stout
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the execution of John A. Muhammad, the sniper who terrorized the Washington area seven years ago. The step cleared the way for Mr. Muhammad to be put to death on Tuesday unless Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia intervenes. The court did not comment in refusing to hear Mr. Muhammad’s appeal, but three justices objected to the relative haste accompanying the execution. Justice John Paul Stevens complained that “under our normal practice,” Mr. Muhammad’s petition for the court to take his case would have been discussed at the justices’ conference scheduled...
  • Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad to be executed by lethal injection

    11/09/2009 1:38:10 PM PST · by mdittmar · 55 replies · 2,126+ views
    Times Online ^ | November 10, 2009 | Tim Reid
    Seven years after he and his teenage sidekick terrorised the Washington area with a three-week killing spree using a high-powered rifle, John Allen Muhammad — the “Beltway sniper” — is due to be executed tonight by lethal injection. The execution is reviving memories for the millions of people in Washington, Virginia and Maryland who spent October 2002 crouched in their cars as they pumped petrol, ducking and weaving across open spaces and running into schools with their children, glancing anxiously at nearby woods. Muhammad, a former soldier and 41 at the time, and Lee Boyd Malvo, then 17, triggered the...
  • Supreme court denies request to stay D.C. sniper's execution

    11/09/2009 10:19:13 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 29 replies · 1,779+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 9, 2009 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court Monday denied John Allen Muhammad's request to stay his execution, clearing the way for Virginia to put to death the man who terrorized the Washington region as the Beltway Sniper. Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor objected to the court's haste, saying it "highlights once again the perversity of executing inmates before their appeals process have been fully concluded." Stevens, writing for the three, said Virginia had short-circuited the process by scheduling Muhammad's execution for Tuesday night, earlier than the court would normally have reviewed his petition for the court to take his...
  • US Supreme Court refuses to stop sniper execution

    11/09/2009 10:11:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 118 replies · 4,746+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad. The Court did not comment Monday on why it refused to consider his appeal. Muhammad is scheduled to die by injection at a Virginia prison for the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during a three-week spree in October 2002 across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • Beltway sniper fights execution as region remembers terror [Tuesday is THE DAY]

    11/08/2009 3:42:34 PM PST · by HokieMom · 55 replies · 1,725+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 8 2009 | Bill Myers
    Convicted Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad is filing last-minute appeals, trying to avoid a Tuesday appointment in Virginia's death chamber. The legal scramble is reviving memories for countless in the D.C. region who lived through the three weeks in October 2002 when Muhammad and his ward, Lee Boyd Malvo, went on a rampage that terrorized the capital region. Picking out strangers at random, they opened fire from a hole cut in an old car, leaving notes behind to taunt police and to celebrate the carnage they inflicted. By the time the pair was finished, 10 were dead, three were wounded...
  • DC sniper calls himself 'this innocent black man'

    11/05/2009 9:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,371+ views
    ap ^ | 11/5/09 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    RICHMOND, Va. — Attorneys for John Allen Muhammad released a May 2008 letter on Wednesday in which the mastermind of the deadly 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area proclaims his innocence. The rambling, handwritten letter was made available because of requests for a statement from Muhammad, his attorneys wrote on the Web page of their law firm. The letter was filed in federal court in connection with Muhammad's unsuccessful attempt to block his execution, the attorneys said.
  • DC sniper asks Supreme Court to block execution

    11/04/2009 8:17:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies · 1,072+ views
    ksla.com ^ | Nov 04, 2009 | AP
    In court papers filed Tuesday, Muhammad's attorneys say the execution should be put off while the court considers whether his trial lawyer was ineffective.
  • BELTWAY SNIPER TO MEET ARAFAT & SHEIKH YASSIN IN NOVEMBER

    10/29/2009 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Psion · 11 replies · 661+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 28, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Jihadist John Allen Muhammad to be martyred next month. thelastcrusade.org The leader of the 2002 DC-area Islamic terrorist attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad was reported to be furious when told that his 72 virgins had been replaced with fire and brimstone. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings. Muhammad's three-week Islamic-jihad in October 2002 left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Muhammad and his teenage...
  • D.C. sniper to die by lethal injection

    10/27/2009 11:42:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies · 1,113+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2009 | Joseph Weber
    The mastermind of the sniper attacks that terrorized Washington-area residents in October 2002 will die by lethal injection next month, a Virginia corrections official said Tuesday. The state will give convicted killer John Allen Muhammad a lethal injection because he declined to choose between that and electrocution. "So under the Code of Virginia it defaults to lethal injection," said state Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor. A prisoner has until 15 days before the execution to decide on which method, according to Virginia law.
  • DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

    10/27/2009 7:24:29 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 43 replies · 1,164+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-09 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings. The three-week killing spree in October 2002 left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
  • DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

    10/27/2009 9:27:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 2,102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 27, 2009
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad will die by lethal injection when he is executed next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings.
  • Victims’ families request to witness Beltway sniper’s execution

    10/23/2009 8:10:09 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 986+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 23, 2009 | Frank Green
    Space could be tight in Virginia's death house Nov. 10, with victims' family members seeking to attend the execution of Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad, 48, and Lee Boyd Malvo, 24, were convicted of crimes committed during a three-week shooting rampage in October 2002 that killed 10 and wounded three in Virginia, Washington and Maryland. They also have been linked to woundings and slayings in other states. Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia for the Oct. 9, 2002, slaying of Dean Harold Meyers, 53, who was shot at a Manassas-area service station where he stopped for fuel while...
  • Va. gov: No reason to stop sniper execution

    09/29/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 2,115+ views
    , Associated Press ^ | September 29, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday he can't think of any reason he would stop the execution of Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 killing spree that left 10 dead in the nation's capital, Virginia and Maryland. "I know of nothing in this case now that would suggest that there is any credible claim of innocence or that there was anything procedurally wrong with the prosecution," Kaine said on his monthly call-in radio show on WTOP. Kaine said he would review Muhammad's petition for clemency when he...
  • JOHN ALLEN MOHAMMED: HERO, MODEL, MARTYR (Looking at JIHAD PROPAGANDA]

    09/20/2009 4:21:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 624+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | Posted on 20 September 2009 @ 21:43 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "(check out comment #7, page 1)"
  • BELTWAY SNIPERS EXPOSED AS MUSLIM TERRORISTS

    09/17/2009 10:09:51 AM PDT · by Psion · 38 replies · 1,870+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Sept. 17, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    Execution Date Set for John Allen Mohammed Ties to al-Qada and Jamaat ul-Fuqra Established byPaul L. Williams, Ph.D.thelastcrusade.org A Virginia judge has set November 10 as the execution date for John Allen Mohammed, the Beltway sniper who masterminded terror attacks in the Washington, D.C. area that left 10 dead in the fall of October 2002. The time-table of the Beltway killings indicates Muhammad’s ties to ul-Fuqra and other Islamic terrorist groups. He acquired the 1990 Chevy Caprice that he would modify into his killing platform on the first anniversary of 9/11, and killed his first victim - - James...
  • D.C. Sniper To Be Executed On Nov. 10

    09/16/2009 6:11:27 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies · 1,611+ views
    All Headline News ^ | September 16, 2009 | Windsor Genova
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - A judge in Virginia on Wednesday set the date of execution of Washington sniper John Allen Muhammad to Nov. 10. The decision of Prince William County Circuit Court Judge Mary Grace O'Brien will send Muhammad to the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt for lethal injection. Muhammad's lawyer said he plans to appeal the ruling before the U.S. Supreme Court or seek clemency from Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D).Muhammad was sentenced to death in 2003 for the killing of Dean H. Meyers in 2002. He and accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo sniped 13 victims in the Maryland, the...
  • Court sets Nov. 10 execution for sniper Muhammad

    09/16/2009 7:52:01 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 45 replies · 2,107+ views
    WTOP News ^ | September 16, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia circuit court judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • DEATH SENTENCE FOR DC SNIPER!!!!

    09/16/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 196 replies · 8,746+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 16 2009 | Daily Mail Foreign Service
    Court sets execution date for Washington, DC sniper mastermind A Virginia judge has ruled that the mastermind behind the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington, DC that left 10 people dead will be executed on November 10. John Allen Muhammad is expected to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask Governor Timothy M. Kaine for clemency. Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people shot to death during a 2002 rampage that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area. uhammad and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo killed six people in Alabama and Louisiana before moving...
  • Court Sets Execution Date for D.C. Sniper Mastermind

    09/16/2009 7:06:33 AM PDT · by steve-b · 43 replies · 1,137+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/16/09 | Dena Potter
    A Virginia judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area. The attorney general's office had requested a Nov. 9 execution. But Muhammad's attorney Jonathan Sheldon says Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O'Brien delayed it one day. That's because Nov. 9 is a Monday and they want government offices to be open the day before in case of last-minute court action....
  • Va. seeks November execution for DC-area sniper [Beltway sniper]

    09/12/2009 3:45:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,632+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-09-12
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is seeking a Nov. 9 execution for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the deadly 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area. A prosecutor requested the execution date in a letter sent on Wednesday to Prince William Circuit Court in Manassas.
  • DC Sniper To Appeal Sentence Again (John Allen Muhammad)

    05/11/2009 3:56:43 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 30 replies · 1,194+ views
    Westwood One ^ | 05-11-2009
    Richmond, VA) -- The DC Sniper will be back in court again tomorrow. John Allen Muhammad is going to a federal appeals court in the hopes of overturning his 2003 conviction, and the death sentence that came with it. Muhammad's new lawyers say the court-appointed attorneys who took over the case after Muhammad tried to represent himself were ineffective, that prosecutors held back evidence, and that the trial judge erred by deciding not allow testimony about Muhammad's traumatic childhood. The case will be heard in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. The three-week shooting spree in 2002 left...
  • Just wondering ... Did Obama ever meet one of the D.C. Snipers?

    08/01/2008 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 14 replies · 364+ views
    opinion | 8-1-2008 | brianbaldwin
    Just a casual observation for discussion. Sort of was on the back of my mind - it crossed my mind as I was paging through Corsi's new book "The Obama Nation" (which Barnes & Noble book store hid the one copy in the back of the store). Corsi makes reference to the Million Man March. I did not find any reference to the D.C. snipers while paging through it. But I was sort of thinking back to those days. Remember the Washington, “D.C. snipers”, and the horrific days of terror that left 10 people dead at the hands of James...
  • Lawyer: DC sniper now wants to fight his death sentence { John Allen Muhammad }

    05/09/2008 3:57:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 142+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/9/8 | MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer
    McLean, Va. (AP) -- Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad has changed his mind again and now wants to go forward with a federal appeal of his conviction and death sentence, according to his lawyers. In a handwritten letter from death row made public this week, Muhammad told the Virginia attorney general that he wanted to suspend all appeals on his 2003 death sentence and that appeals filed on his behalf were not authorized. But Muhammad's lawyer, James Connell, wrote a letter Thursday to a U.S. District judge saying Muhammad now wants to go forward with his appeal. "Mr. Muhammad expressly...
  • { John Allen Muhammad } D.C.-area sniper asks in letter for end to death-row appeal

    05/06/2008 2:22:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 561+ views
    Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad asks prosecutors in a letter for help to put an end to his legal appeals from death row. Muhammad says in the letter released Tuesday that he is waiving all rights to appeal his 2003 conviction and death sentence for the sniper killings in 2002 that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region. Muhammad says he has tried without success to stop efforts by his defense lawyers,
  • Mildred Muhammad claims she was the intended target of the DC sniper, John Muhammad.

    04/28/2008 7:16:17 AM PDT · by notbuyingit2 · 21 replies · 766+ views
    WFAA-TV Dallas ^ | April 28, 2008 | WFAA-TV Dallas
    Mildred Muhammad claims that she was a victim of domestic violence and that John Muhammad had planned an elaborate scheme to kill her, making it appear random by killing others at the same time.
  • Lawyers: D.C. Sniper Muhammad Beaten Badly as a Child

    04/27/2008 12:29:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 166+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2008 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was regularly whipped with hose pipes and electrical cords and beaten with hammers and sticks by family members during a brutal childhood, according to lawyers trying to save Muhammad from the death penalty. The lawyers argued in a federal court petition filed this week that the jurors who sent Muhammad to death row for the 2002 sniper spree were improperly barred from hearing most of the evidence of the harsh life Muhammad faced as a child. Muhammad and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo , were convicted in 2003 of a random killing spree that...
  • Sniper Fights Death Sentence

    04/25/2008 7:27:56 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies · 157+ views
    Lawyers Argue Muhammad Had Mitigating Factors Jurors might not have sentenced convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad to death if they had known that he was abused as a child, that he has brain damage and that there were conflicting witness accounts to some of the shootings, Muhammad's appeals lawyers argued in court papers this week.