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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Snipers Indicted for Six Slayings in Md.

    06/16/2005 2:16:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 453+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/5
    Rockville -- Snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were indicted on murder charges Thursday for six deaths in Maryland during the 2002 killing spree. Muhammad, who was sentenced to death for a sniper killing in Virginia, also could be sentenced to death if convicted of the new charges in Montgomery County.
  • Snipers will be tried in Maryland

    05/11/2005 1:19:22 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | By Jon Ward
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Convicted snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo will be tried together in Montgomery County, where their three-week shooting spree began and ended in October 2002. Virginia Gov. Mark Warner announced yesterday that he has agreed with Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to transfer the two men to Maryland to stand trial on six counts of murder. Ten were killed and three wounded in the Washington-area shootings. "Now that Virginia's prosecution ... has concluded, it is important that families of the victims of the sniper incidents in other jurisdictions have an opportunity to seek justice,"...
  • Virginia to Send Snipers to Md. for Trial

    05/10/2005 3:23:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 327+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/5 | BOB LEWIS
    Richmond -- Snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo will stand trial next in Maryland, where six of the 10 slayings that terrorized the Washington area in the fall of 2002 took place, Virginia's governor decided Tuesday. Muhammad, 44, and Malvo, 20, will be sent across the Potomac River to stand trial, Gov. Mark R. Warner said. Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas Gansler said he planned to try both men on the six murder charges the county filed against them a day after their arrest. "These defendants need to be tried under another set of laws and another set...
  • Court Ruling Will Affect Future Malvo Prosecutions (DC Sniper Can't be Executed)

    03/01/2005 9:50:12 AM PST · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1,788+ views
    WTOP 1500 AM ^ | 3/1/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to ban the execution of juvenile killers will not have an impact on any future Maryland prosecutions of convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, but will have an impact should he be prosecuted in Louisiana. Maryland law didn't allow for anyone under 18 to be executed before the court's ruling. In Louisiana, the death penalty had been allowed for juveniles. "Now my intent will be to extradite Malvo to Louisiana and give him the maximum sentence allowable under Louisiana law, which is life without the suspense of probation or parole," John Sinquefield, chief assistant district...
  • Malvo won't stand trial in Virginia case

    03/01/2005 8:10:44 PM PST · by kingattax · 16 replies · 578+ views
    CNN.com ^ | March 1, 2005
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lee Boyd Malvo will not stand trial for a sniper shooting in Manassas, Virginia, according to a prosecutor who said Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning juvenile executions would make a trial pointless. Malvo, who was 17 during a shooting spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C. area in fall 2002, is now serving life sentences for two of the 10 sniper shootings. Prince William County, Virginia, Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert said it "doesn't make sense" to try Malvo for the death of Dean Harold Meyers now that the Supreme Court has ruled that people cannot be executed...
  • Teen Sniper No Longer Faces Death Penalty (Malvo Might Now Confess)

    03/01/2005 7:47:06 PM PST · by KidGlock · 33 replies · 1,074+ views
    AP ^ | 3/1/05
    Today: March 01, 2005 at 19:43:10 PST Teen Sniper No Longer Faces Death Penalty By MATTHEW BARAKAT ASSOCIATED PRESS McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday barring the execution of juvenile killers means Lee Boyd Malvo can no longer face the death penalty for his role in the 2002 Washington sniper case or other slayings around the country. Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, has already been convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for two of the murders. Prosecutors had planned to try him in other jurisdictions in hopes of...
  • D.C. sniper's death sentence challenged - Lawyers argue Muhammad didn't pull the trigger

    11/03/2004 1:15:37 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 416+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 2, 2004, 7:41PM | By MATTHEW BARAKAT
    RICHMOND, VA. - John Allen Muhammad's lawyers argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the convicted sniper cannot be sentenced to death under a Virginia law because he did not pull the trigger in the October 2002 killing spree. Muhammad was sentenced to die after being convicted of two counts of capital murder last year in the shooting of Dean Harold Meyers near Manassas. Prosecutors had argued Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo formed a sniper team and were thus equally culpable — even though Malvo said he pulled the trigger. Defense lawyer Peter Greenspun contended that Virginia law...
  • Malvo gets life sentence in 2002 killing.

    10/26/2004 1:41:22 PM PDT · by 7.62 x 51mm · 57 replies · 1,144+ views
    CNN Website ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Posted: 3:37 PM EDT (1937 GMT) | CNN
    Malvo gets life sentence in 2002 killing. Teen pleads guilty in man's murder, attempt on woman's life. (CNN) -- Convicted teen sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced Tuesday to two terms of life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to murder and attempted murder. He was charged with killing Kenneth Bridges, 53, outside a gas station in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attempting to kill Caroline Seawell at an arts and crafts store, also in Spotsylvania County. Malvo, 19, already is serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, 47, outside a Home Depot in...
  • Lawyer: Lee Malvo To Drop Appeals, Admit Guilt (Teenage Sniper Ready To Accept Life Term)

    09/25/2004 8:43:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 533+ views
    KSAT.com ^ | 9/24/04
    Lawyer: Malvo To Drop Appeals, Admit Guilt Attorney Says Teenage Sniper Ready To Accept Life Term POSTED: 5:26 pm EDT September 24, 2004 McLEAN, Va. -- A lawyer for teenage sniper Lee Malvo said he plans to admit guilt in one of the Washington-area sniper slayings. He also said Malvo will drop all of his appeals of his convictions in another of the shootings. Attorney Michael Arif said Malvo realizes "he's not going anywhere" and that he is ready to accept a lifetime in prison. A plea hearing is set for next month. Malvo is charged with capital murder in...
  • State vows to put Malvo on trial again

    03/11/2004 9:40:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/12/04 | S.A. Miller
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Virginia prosecutors pledged yesterday to put Lee Boyd Malvo on trial for his life again, moments after the teenager was formally sentenced to life in prison for the murder of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, one of 10 persons killed in the 2002 Washington-area sniper attacks.</p>
  • Teen sniper Malvo sentenced to life in prison

    03/10/2004 9:35:46 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 25 replies · 649+ views
    News and Observer ^ | March 10, 2004 11:57AM | MATTHEW BARAKAT/AP
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for an October 2002 killing spree in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 people dead. Malvo, 19, was sentenced a day after sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad was given the death penalty. Malvo did not speak at the brief hearing. Malvo was convicted in December of the slaying of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, 47, outside a Falls Church, Va., Home Depot store. His defense team had argued that Malvo had been molded into a killer by the charismatic Muhammad. Muhammad used...
  • Virginia plans to keep sniper suspects

    01/23/2004 4:22:55 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 7 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2004 | Matthew Barakat
    McLEAN, Va. -- Gov. Mark R. Warner plans to keep convicted snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in the state so prosecutors can put them on trial again and seek the death penalty, despite several states' requests for the men's extradition. Malvo and Muhammad were convicted last year for their roles in the October 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington region and left 10 people dead. A Virginia Beach jury recommended a death sentence for Muhammad; Malvo, 18, was given a life term by a jury in Chesapeake. Several other states, including Alabama, Louisiana and Maryland, have...
  • Both Sniper Defendants Have Been Convicted, but Who Pulled the Trigger?

    12/27/2003 11:37:02 AM PST · by Jean S · 9 replies · 154+ views
    AP ^ | 12/27/03 | Adrienne Schwisow
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Both snipers have been convicted, but the verdicts have left a nagging question: Which of them pulled the trigger in the shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three others in and around the nation's capital in October 2002? In convicting Lee Boyd Malvo of murder, a jury determined he fired the head shot that killed Linda Franklin as she stood by her car. Finding Malvo to be the triggerman was necessary to convict the 18-year-old on one of two murder counts, and the guilty verdict indicated the jury believed Malvo's initial confession that he was...
  • Fewer minors being sentenced to death

    12/27/2003 5:47:43 AM PST · by Holly_P · 9 replies · 787+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/26/03 | Seth Stern
    Malvo's prison term marks a broader trend away from capital punishment for juveniles. By Seth Stern | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor When a Virginia jury voted against a death sentence for Washington-area sniper John Lee Malvo this week, it followed a national trend away from sentencing juvenile offenders to death. The annual death-sentence rate for juvenile offenses has declined rapidly in recent years and death-penalty opponents say it's only a matter of time before capital punishment for those under 18 is eliminated. "The question is whether it will end by states passing laws banning it, the Supreme...
  • Malvo Spared the Death Penalty

    12/24/2003 7:45:30 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 33 replies · 554+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-24-03 | Liptak, New York Times News Service
    Posted on Wed, Dec. 24, 2003 Malvo spared the death penalty PROSECUTOR ATTRIBUTES JURY'S DECISION TO DEFENDANT'S YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE By Adam Liptak NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A jury spared the life of Lee Boyd Malvo yesterday, instead sentencing him to life in prison without parole for murders and terrorism in the Washington-area sniper shootings last year. The sentence came just weeks after John Allen Muhammad, Malvo's mentor and partner in the sniper attacks, was also convicted of murder and terrorism and was sentenced to death. Malvo, 18, was 17 at the time of the crimes. The...
  • Amnesty International USA Relieved That Lee Boyd Malvo Will Not Be Executed

    12/23/2003 5:47:30 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 39 replies · 367+ views
    Amnesty International USA Relieved That Lee Boyd Malvo Will Not Be Executed 12/23/03 6:53:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Gwen Fitzgerald of Amnesty International USA, 202-544-0200 ext. 302 or 240-462-9076 (mobile) WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today Dr. William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA, released the following statement regarding the jury's recommendation of life without parole for juvenile offender Lee Boyd Malvo: "Amnesty International is relieved that the jury compassionately decided not to execute Lee Boyd Malvo, who was a juvenile at the time of his crime. In this season celebrating peace, we are...
  • Lee Malvo jury has reached a decision on sentence (Life without parole)

    12/23/2003 12:49:12 PM PST · by snopercod · 323 replies · 888+ views
    Fox News Channel | December 23, 2003 | self
    To be released soon
  • Jury convicts Malvo of capital murder

    12/18/2003 9:37:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/19/03 | S.A. Miller
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A jury of eight women and four men convicted Lee Boyd Malvo of capital murder yesterday for his role in last year's Washington-area sniper killings — bringing the teenage defendant one step closer to a death sentence.</p>
  • Jury convicts Malvo of capital murder

    12/19/2003 11:11:01 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 7 replies · 204+ views
    The Washtington TIMES ^ | December 19, 2003 | S.A. Miller
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A jury of eight women and four men convicted Lee Boyd Malvo of capital murder yesterday for his role in last year's Washington-area sniper killings — bringing the teenage defendant one step closer to a death sentence.</p>
  • 911 Tape Played at Malvo's Sentencing Hearing

    12/19/2003 11:14:39 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 12 replies · 240+ views
    Fox News Website ^ | Friday, December 19, 2003 | AP
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Va.  — A woman who lost her father in the Washington-area sniper shootings (search) last year confronted teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo (search) from the stand Friday, calling him "evil" as she described the impact of her father's death.</p> <p>"Because of you, he didn't have a chance to see his great-grandchild. That's insane of you to do. You're evil," said Myrtha Cinada, daughter of Pascal Charlot, the fifth person killed in the shootings, who testified during the sentencing phase of Malvo's trial. Malvo was convicted of two counts of capital murder Thursday and the jury must now decide whether he should receive life in prison or death.</p>
  • Verdict in Malvo Sniper Case (guilty)

    12/18/2003 1:18:51 PM PST · by BillF · 106 replies · 501+ views
    DC channel 4 | now
    Within the next 1/2 hour.
  • Malvo Letters Coach Fellow Inmate on Fooling Authorities, Escape.

    12/16/2003 10:35:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies · 233+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/16/03
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Virginia (CNN) -- Teen sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo wrote letters to a fellow inmate this summer, coaching him on ways to fool authorities and encouraging him to look for opportunities to escape, prosecutors disclosed Monday.</p> <p>Prosecutors said the three undated letters were written this summer, at a time when defense attorneys claim Malvo, now 18, had broken free of the psychological grip of his alleged sniper partner, John Allen Muhammad.</p>
  • The Psychology of Junior Sniper John Malvo

    12/14/2003 3:52:08 PM PST · by The Westerner · 16 replies · 198+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | 12/14/3 | Michael J. Hurd, PhD
    The Psychology of Junior Sniper Lee Malvo by Michael J. Hurd The defense psychiatrist for the D.C. sniper, Lee Malvo, claims that Malvo was unable to distinguish right from wrong. In other words, he didn't know that it was wrong to shoot innocent people at gas stations and department stores. Why not? Not because he was psychotic or schizophrenic, meaning completely out of touch with reality (in which case he would not have executed these shootings so competently). Instead, we're supposed to believe that he was so "pathologically loyal" to the elder sniper John Muhammad that he couldn't help but...
  • Psychiatrist Says Malvo Legally Insane

    12/11/2003 7:52:38 AM PST · by Calpernia · 32 replies · 246+ views
    1010 Wins ^ | Dec 11, 10:04 AM EST | ADRIENNE SCHWISOW, AP
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) -- Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo has mental diseases that left him "psychologically numb" and legally insane because he couldn't tell right from wrong, a defense psychiatrist said. During the months he lived with convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad starting in 2000, Malvo lost his sense of identity and became vulnerable to Muhammad's wishes and "intense, coercive persuasion," psychiatrist Neil Blumberg testified Wednesday in Malvo's murder trial. Malvo's dissociative disorder that allowed him to tune out reality, his depression and a childhood "conduct disorder" of shoplifting and cat-killing all meant Malvo was "unable to distinguish between right...
  • Psychiatrists Testify Teen Sniper Suspect Malvo Could Not Tell Right From Wrong

    12/10/2003 3:43:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 212+ views
    Dec 10, 2003 Psychiatrists Testify Teen Sniper Suspect Malvo Could Not Tell Right From Wrong By Matthew Barakat Associated Press Writer CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Lee Boyd Malvo did not know right from wrong during last year's sniper spree because of intense indoctrination by sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad, two defense psychiatrists testified Wednesday at Malvo's trial. "Lee was unable to distinguish between right and wrong and was unable to resist the impulse" to commit the sniper killings, said Neil Blumberg, who examined Malvo 20 times in jail. Psychiatrist Diane Schetky, who twice interviewed Malvo, also testified that Malvo, 17...
  • Michelle Malkin: Lee Malvo, Muslim Hatemonger

    12/09/2003 9:46:04 PM PST · by quidnunc · 33 replies · 978+ views
    Town Hall ^ | December 10, 2003 | Michelle Malkin [Creators Syndicate]
    From the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. CNN downplayed Muhammad's religious conversion — calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: "There is no indication that this case is related to Islam or Muslims." Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper railed...
  • Psychiatrist: Malvo tried suicide before killing spree

    12/10/2003 4:27:07 AM PST · by Holly_P · 4 replies · 107+ views
    Springfield News-Leader ^ | 12/10/03 | Matthew Barakat
    <p>Chesapeake, Va. — Teenage sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo was so despondent in the months before the Washington-area sniper spree that he tried to kill himself, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday. By the late summer of 2002, Malvo believed he would likely die because of the "mission" he and sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad were about to launch, said Diane Schetky, a forensic psychiatrist who twice interviewed Malvo in jail.</p>
  • Right and wrong 'an illusion' (DC Sniper psychobabble defense)

    12/09/2003 3:46:01 AM PST · by putupon · 11 replies · 198+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Dec 9, 2003 | PAUL BRADLEY AND KIRAN KRISHNAMURTHY
    <p>CHESAPEAKE - When Linda Franklin was shot and killed last fall, Lee Boyd Malvo suffered from a "dissociative disorder," a "substantial impairment" that qualifies as a mental disease, a forensic psychologist told jurors during the teen's capital-murder trial yesterday.</p> <p>Dewey G. Cornell, a University of Virginia psychology professor who has testified at dozens of criminal trials, said Malvo "is, in my experience, a very unusual, rare case."</p>
  • Psychologist: Muhammed Threatened Malvo (Sniper case)

    12/08/2003 1:05:12 PM PST · by Shermy · 12 replies · 227+ views
    AP ^ | Decmber 8, 2003
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Lee Boyd Malvo believed John Allen Muhammad would kill him if he ever deviated from the plan in last year's sniper spree, a psychologist testified Monday at Malvo's murder trial. Muhammad's two rules for the pair's mission were "whatever it takes" and "no turning back," said Dewey Cornell, a University of Virginia psychologist who interviewed Malvo more than 20 times after his arrest. Muhammad often told Malvo that Malvo should shoot and kill Muhammad if he ever strayed from the mission, Cornell said. Malvo assumed the same would happen to him if he deviated, according to the...
  • Picture of the Day - LIX: The Religion of Snipers

    12/05/2003 2:08:44 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 34 replies · 333+ views
    http://12thman.us/ ^ | 12/4/2003 | Alek
     Picture of the Day - LIX (see all)The Religion of Snipers While many news outlets are carrying the D.C. area sniper trial, they are desperately lacking in any real analysis of what these crimes really mean. Is this terrorism? Did religion -- namely Islam -- play a role in the killings? Is this connected to Osama's al Qaeda, even if only via ideology? And, is any of this related to the new shooting spree in Ohio? Yes, yes, yes and yes... and I have evidence to back my claims. What follows are official court documents from the Malvo case in...
  • Malvo art indicates 'Matrix' obsession. Using the film ...gained insanity verdicts....

    12/05/2003 10:34:41 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 58 replies · 254+ views
    Sunspot News ^ | December 5, 2003 | By Stephen Kiehl
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Consumed with righting racial inequality and injustice, sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo became yesterday the latest young defendant to use the film The Matrix as part of an insanity defense to explain killings that seem to have no clear explanation. The 1999 film has been used, with some success, in at least three other murder cases in which young defendants attempted to justify their crimes with allusions to the movie's philosophy that the world people live in is only a dream sequence controlled by a computer. Violence is condoned as a way to get out of the...
  • Social Worker: Malvo Spoke of 'Super Children' to Fight Injustice

    12/05/2003 1:09:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies · 133+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/05/03 | Mike M. Ahlers
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Virginia (CNN) -- Testimony resumed Friday in the sniper shooting trial of Lee Boyd Malvo a day after a social worker described how the defendant told her of creating a group of "super children" to combat racial injustice around the world.</p>
  • Witness: (Sniper) Muhammad Suspected of Lobbing Grenade Into Fellow Soldiers' Tent

    12/04/2003 3:53:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 181+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 12/04/03 | Sonja Barisic
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A former platoon sergeant was so unnerved by John Allen Muhammad, who was suspected of tossing a grenade into an Army tent in 1991, that he scribbled the soldier's name and dog-tag number on a piece of paper he still keeps in his wallet. "I considered him a threat," Kip Berentson, 48, said Wednesday of the sniper mastermind at the trial of Muhammad's alleged accomplice. No one was wounded in the 1991 grenade attack and no charges were brought. Lawyers for 18-year-old sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo are pursuing an insanity defense, contending Muhammad brainwashed the...
  • Psychologist Says Malvo Produced 'Abnormal' Psych Test

    12/04/2003 11:28:22 AM PST · by yonif · 27 replies · 214+ views
    KPRC ^ | December 4, 2003 | Associated Press
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- A clinical psychologist who examined sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo this summer said Thursday that the teenager was unusually cheerful during the exam, which he classified as odd behavior. Malvo is accused of being the triggerman in the series of sniper shootings that left 10 people dead and terrorized the Washington area last fall. David Schretlen said he was immediately struck by Malvo's cheerfulness. He called it "out of step with the seriousness of the situation." Schretlin said Malvo also was eager to show how smart he is. Tests show the 18-year-old has an IQ of 98,...
  • Malvo Defense Enters Threatening Jailhouse Sketches (Bin Laden is labeled, "Servant of Allah." )

    12/04/2003 11:04:43 AM PST · by marshmallow · 172 replies · 5,399+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/04/03 | Mike M. Ahlers
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Virginia (CNN) -- Several dozen jailhouse sketches by accused sniper Lee Boyd Malvo -- some depicting police in rifle crosshairs and others containing references to a holy war -- have been entered as evidence by defense attorneys, who say they are evidence of his indoctrination by an accomplice.</p>
  • Defense pushes theory of Malvo brainwashing

    12/02/2003 5:19:39 AM PST · by Holly_P · 6 replies · 129+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/02/03 | Andrea F. Seagal
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Jurors in the Lee Boyd Malvo trial yesterday began getting a fuller picture from the teen-ager's attorneys about how they believe John Allen Muhammad lured the youth under his control and put him on a regimented lifestyle that included doing 50 push-ups as punishment for misbehavior.</p> <p>The testimony was part of the defense's groundwork for its push to convince the jury that Malvo was desperate for adult attention and was so brainwashed by Muhammad that it should find him not guilty because of insanity. A jury convicted Muhammad last month, and said he should be sentenced to death for the sniper killings that terrorized several states last fall.</p>
  • Malvo was good until he studied Islam

    11/25/2003 9:37:29 AM PST · by milan · 4 replies · 111+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 11-25-03 | FoxNews
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The principal of a school that sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo (search) attended testified Tuesday that Malvo's mother approved the designation of John Allen Muhammad (search) as his guardian and that Malvo left the school roughly two weeks after she took a Koran (search) away from him. Rest of story:Here
  • Freep This Poll- (If convicted, should Lee Boyd Malvo receive the death penalty. Why?)

    11/21/2003 2:20:13 PM PST · by petercooper · 18 replies · 212+ views
    Thanks for taking this poll If convicted, should Lee Boyd Malvo receive the death penalty. Why?
  • Sniper suspect Malvo on tape: 'I indended to kill them all'

    11/18/2003 10:25:54 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 171+ views
    USA Today ^ | 11/18/03
    <p>VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) — Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo told police that he fatally shot Dean Harold Meyers in the head because he did not have an easier shot to the body. He also said he was the gunman in all of the sniper shootings, and "I intended to kill them all."</p>
  • Ex-soldier convicted as Washington sniper (Ex-Soldier!!)

    11/17/2003 11:22:42 AM PST · by PeteFromMontana · 21 replies · 538+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/17/2003 | Chose to not disclose
    One of the men accused of the Washington sniper killings has been found guilty of murder, terrorism, conspiracy and a firearms charge. John Allen Muhammad, 42, now may face the death penalty. He was convicted of shooting dead Dean Meyers at a petrol station in Manassas, Virginia, on 9 October 2002, and murdering "at least one other person". He may also face other charges relating to the killings, which left 10 dead and three wounded. Along with his alleged accomplice, 18-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo, he is also accused of three murders and three counts of wounding in the state of...
  • Malvo's lawyer portrays him as child molded by 'madman'(DC Sniper)

    11/14/2003 4:02:43 AM PST · by putupon · 5 replies · 154+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Nov 14, 2003 | PAUL BRADLEY AND REX BOWMAN
    <p>CHESAPEAKE - Just as clay is molded by a potter, Lee Boyd Malvo was shaped into a "child soldier" who helped execute a string of sniper attacks advancing the twisted goals of fellow suspect John Allen Muhammad, Malvo's lawyer asserted in court yesterday. Attorney Craig S. Cooley spoke to jurors after prosecutor Robert F. Horan Jr. described Malvo, 18, as an intelligent, willing and savvy killer who bragged about shooting innocent people as they went about their daily tasks.</p>

    11/10/2003 11:08:15 AM PST · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 161+ views
    A s the weeks go by and the Democrats focus in on their nomination battle, the candidates are becoming more and more desperate for issues and ways to put themselves out in front of their opponents. Senator Edwards is trying to vault himself to the head of the pack by criticizing Howard Dean for being insensitive towards rednecks, while the Reverend Al Sharpton is showing his gravitas by hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live. But it seems to me that the whole lot of Democrat hopefuls is missing a prime campaign issue: The Matrix. The Matrix III (a.k.a. The...
  • The Matrix defense

    11/09/2003 9:37:06 AM PST · by Radix · 10 replies · 632+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/9/2003 | Mark Schone
    JOSH COOKE DOESN'T REMEMBER what he was thinking at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, when he went up to his room after eating dinner with his parents. He remembers what he was listening to on his headphones -- "Bodies," by metal drones Drowning Pool -- and what he did. "I just kinda looked over at my `Matrix' poster," he says, "and then I looked over at my gun." The 19-year-old donned combat boots and a black jacket -- like Neo, the hero of the 1999 movie and its sequels. He filled his pockets with shotgun shells. Then he picked...
  • Muhammad introduced Malvo as sniper

    11/08/2003 1:03:08 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 8, 2003 | By Jon Ward
    <p>VIRGINIA BEACH — A former Army buddy of John Allen Muhammad's yesterday testified that Mr. Muhammad introduced Lee Boyd Malvo to him as a sniper early last year.</p> <p>"John introduced him to me ... and he said he was a sniper," auto mechanic Robert Holmes testified in the Muhammad sniper trial. "Lee just smiled."</p>

    10/10/2003 4:37:33 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 182+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/10/03 | AP
    <p>October 10, 2003 -- FAIRFAX, Va. - Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo's lawyers filed notice yesterday that they will mount an insanity defense at his murder trial next month.</p> <p>A court-appointed psychiatrist has met with Malvo more than a dozen times in recent months and those conversations formed the basis for the decision, according to defense lawyers.</p>

    09/30/2003 10:27:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies · 665+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/28/03 | Sam Smith
    <p>Rupinder "Benny" Oberoi carries a reminder of last year's D.C.-area sniper shootings with him every day - scattered throughout his abdomen.</p> <p>The 23-year-old was shot outside a Silver Spring liquor store where he worked on Sept. 14 last year. The sniper's .223-caliber bullet entered Oberoi's lower back and exploded inside.</p>
  • Ex-N.Y. Times scribe likens self to Malvo

    05/24/2003 6:08:50 PM PDT · by cgk · 61 replies · 353+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-24-04 | WND
    ALL THE LIES FIT TO PRINT Ex-N.Y. Times scribe likens self to Malvo Jayson Blair rages at newspaper he calls 'my slavemaster' Posted: May 24, 20036:19 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com In a racially charged book proposal titled ''Burning Down My Master's House,'' disgraced former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair likens himself to Lee Boyd Malvo, the alleged triggerman in some of the D.C.-area sniper murders, and hurls unsubstantiated charges of racism at the paper he calls ''my tormentor, my other drug, my slavemaster,'' according to a report by Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post. In the book proposal, read...