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  • 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. …
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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. _______________________
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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)"
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Md. Court Rejects Sniper's Appeal

    11/05/2007 12:43:15 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 114+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2007 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad does not deserve a new trial in Maryland, a state appeals court ruled Monday in a sharply worded unanimous decision that compared Muhammad to Jack the Ripper. The state Court of Special Appeals said Muhammad terrorized the Washington region in a rampage similar to that of the notorious Victorian serial killer who murdered at least five East London prostitutes in 1888. But the three-judge panel noted one distinction: "Jack the Ripper has never yet been brought to justice. The Beltway snipers have been." Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were convicted last year on six counts...
  • No Dogs Were Heard Barking In the Night Mused Sherlock

    02/17/2007 4:25:00 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 226+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/17/07 | Purple Mountains
    In Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 12, 2007, wearing a tan trench coat, Sulejman Taloviæ , age 19,went on a shooting rampage killing five civilians and wounding several others at Trolley Square, a Salt Lake City shopping mall, before being fatally shot by police. The killings by Talovic, a Bosnian Muslim, was immediately labeled NOT a terrorist act. Both the authorities and the media took pains NOT to identify him as a Muslim. In 2002, Muslim convert John Allen Muhammad, one of the Washington, DC snipers, killed 10 innocent Americans and wounded three more critically. Authorities claimed no connection...
  • DC SNIPER GUILTY - John Allen Muhammad

    05/30/2006 11:46:53 AM PDT · by RobFromGa · 72 replies · 3,392+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2006
    Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was convicted of six more of the killings Tuesday after a trial in which he acted as his own attorney and the prosecution's star witness was his young protege and partner in crime, Lee Boyd Malvo. Muhammad, 45, is already under a death sentence in Virginia for a killing there. The most he can get for the six Maryland slayings is life in prison without parole. The jury took slightly more than four hours to convict him after a four-week trial. The trial marked the first time Malvo testified against the man prosecutors say was...
  • (Breaking) Jury Finds Muhammad Guilty In D.C. Sniper Trial

    05/30/2006 11:47:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies · 324+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 30 May 2006 | AP
    (AP) ROCKVILLE, Md. A Maryland jury has found John Allen Muhammad guilty of six counts of murder for the October 2002 Washington-area sniper shootings. The announcement Tuesday afternoon followed four weeks of prosecutors, experts and witnesses presenting evidence against Muhammad and Muhammad defending himself with the argument that he had been framed. Acting as his own attorney, Muhammad told the jury in his closing argument Friday that he was only in the Washington area during those three terrifying weeks to search for his ex-wife and children. He said government agencies planted evidence and collaborated to pin the crime on him...
  • Jury Finds Muhammad Guilty

    05/30/2006 11:47:39 AM PDT · by blau993 · 25 replies · 734+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/30/06 | Jon Ward
    ROCKVILLE -- A Montgomery County jury this afternoon found sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad guilty of shooting and killing six people in the county during the 2002 sniper shootings. Muhammad is not eligible for the death penalty in this trial, which is his second. In 2003, a Virginia Beach jury sentenced him to death for planning and coordinating the sniper spree. Authorities said they brought Muhammad to Montgomery County as insurance, in case his first conviction is overturned on appeal, and because the sniper shootings began and ended here. Muhammad, 45, and his convicted accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, shot 13...
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...