Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DC Sniper Execution Expected To Be Carried Out This Evening

A last ditch effort by John Allen Muhammad to stay execution was thwarted yesterday when the US Supreme Court declined to postpone the execution and don't expect Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to step in either. His death sentence will be carried out today.
Unless Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine steps in, sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad will be executed Tuesday for the attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in 2002.

Muhammad is set to die by injection at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. His attorneys have asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they say he is mentally ill. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Muhammad's final appeal Monday.

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

He and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, also were suspected of fatal shootings in other states, including Louisiana, Alabama and Arizona.
Muhammad will be executed by lethal injection at the Virginia correctional facility. He was sentenced to death for murdering Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during a spree of sniper killings throughout the DC region. In all, he is responsible for killing at least 10 people and injuring four others with his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo. It is also suspected he was involved in the murders of several other people along the Gulf Coast and even California.

Malvo is serving several life sentences after cooperating with law enforcement.

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