Beltway Sniper Executed

John Allen Muhammad 'quiet and relaxed' before lethal injection
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2009 8:18 PM CST
Updated Nov 10, 2009 8:25 PM CST
Beltway Sniper Executed
A van carrying the body of convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad leaves the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va., tonight.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The state of Virginia executed John Allen Muhammad, the so-called Beltway sniper, tonight, with the man who led the 2002 shooting spree that killed 10 dying of lethal injection at 9:11 EST. The 48-year-old was “quiet and relaxed,” a prison official tells CBS’ Andrew Cohen. “I didn’t hear him utter a word.”

Muhammad and teen accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized Washington and neighboring Maryland and Virginia during the three-week stretch. “We deeply sympathize with families of lost ones,” said a lawyer for Muhammad. Malvo, 17 during the spree, was sentenced to life in prison, the AP adds.
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