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gaypalmsprings
11-10-2009, 06:10 AM
Washington sniper facing execution

(UKPA) 5 hours ago

Unless Virginia's governor steps in, sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad is due to be executed for attacks that terrorised the US capital region for three weeks in 2002.

Muhammad was sentenced to death for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas, Virginia, petrol station during a spree that left 10 dead across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Muhammad is set to die by injection at Greensville Correctional Centre in Jarratt.

His attorneys have asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they say he is mentally ill. The US Supreme Court turned down Muhammad's final appeal on Monday.

He and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, also were suspected of fatal shootings in other states, including Louisiana, Alabama and Arizona.

For the families of those killed, the day is a long time coming.

Cheryll Witz is one of several victims' relatives who were going to watch the execution. Malvo confessed that, at Muhammad's direction, he shot her father, Jerry Taylor, on a Tucson, Arizona, golf course in March 2002.

"He basically watched my dad breathe his last breath," she said. "Why shouldn't I watch his last breath?"

The shootings terrorised the Washington region, with victims gunned down while doing everyday chores like shopping or filling up their cars with petrol. People stayed indoors. Those who had to go outside weaved as they walked or bobbed their heads to make themselves less of a target.

The terror ended on October 24, 2002, when police captured Muhammad and Malvo as they slept at a Maryland layby in a car they had outfitted so a gunman could hide in the boot and fire through a hole in the body of the vehicle. Malvo is serving a life sentence in Virginia.

TomAz
11-10-2009, 06:12 AM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34164

fatbastard
11-10-2009, 07:25 AM
http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34026

gaypalmsprings
11-10-2009, 06:17 PM
He's dead. Nevermind.