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Supreme Court to Weigh Beltway Sniper's Sentence
Maryland Court
Wants Sniper

Maryland Court Wants Sniper Resentenced

Judges say juvenile protections have changed since Lee Boyd Malvo was convicted

(Newser) - Updated: While saying it has no expectation that he'll ever be freed, Maryland's highest court ordered resentencing for Lee Boyd Malvo in several slayings. The court's reasoning, announced Friday, is that constitutional protections for juveniles have been enhanced since his conviction; Malvo was 17 at the time...

Notorious Virginia Criminal's Life Sentences Are Tossed

DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo will receive a new sentencing hearing

(Newser) - A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, US District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after...

DC Sniper: My Shooting Partner Sexually Abused Me

Lee Boyd Malvo says he's coming forward now because he 'can handle it'

(Newser) - In a rare interview, DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo revealed today that he was sexually abused by the man who planned his 2002 killing spree. "For the entire period when I was almost 15 until I got arrested, I was sexually abused by John Muhammad," Malvo told Matt...

DC Sniper: 'I Was a Ghoul'
 DC Sniper: 'I Was a Ghoul' 

DC Sniper: 'I Was a Ghoul'

Lee Boyd Malvo speaks 10 years after rampage that paralyzed DC

(Newser) - It's been a decade since Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad terrorized the nation's capital, randomly shooting 13 people in a bloody three-week rampage that killed 10. The Washington Post sits down with Malvo, the surviving half of the so-called DC Sniper, and finds a pensive 27-year-old...

Malvo Ties 2 Others to DC Serial Shootings

Mayhem planned along entire East Coast

(Newser) - Investigators will grill convicted DC serial killer Lee Boyd Malvo again since he revealed in a TV interview that two other men initially planned to be part of the sniper shootings that terrorized the capital in 2002. Malvo and John Allen Muhammad were convicted of picking off victims with high-powered...

DC Sniper Apologizes to First Victim

Lee Boyd Malvo writes letter, is 'relieved' man is alive and well

(Newser) - Lee Boyd Malvo, the younger of the DC snipers, apologized to his first victim by letter this week. Malvo shot the Louisiana man in 2002 in what police figure was a test of loyalty to the older sniper, John Allen Muhammad. The pair slashed John Gaeta's tires in a mall...

Beltway Sniper Executed
 Beltway Sniper Executed 

Beltway Sniper Executed

John Allen Muhammad 'quiet and relaxed' before lethal injection

(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...

Va. Gov Denies Clemency to DC Sniper

Muhammad will be executed tonight in Virginia

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has denied clemency for Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad, clearing the way for Muhammad's execution at 9pm tonight. Muhammad, whose appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court yesterday, will die by lethal injection, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . His 2002 shooting spree with younger accomplice Lee Boyd...

Supreme Court Won't Spare Beltway Sniper

Execution set for tomorrow as request for more time fails

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from John Allen Muhammad, also known as the Beltway sniper, clearing the way for his execution tomorrow. Muhammad’s lawyers said he needed more time to prepare his appeals. Although justices Stevens, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor questioned Virginia law for not affording convicts...

Questions Remain as DC Sniper's End Looms

Number of victims a mystery; Muhammed slated to die Tuesday

(Newser) - It galled her to do it, but Sarah Dillon was desperate for answers, so she wrote letters to convicted snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo: If you murdered my son, please confess, she wrote. She got no reply, and as Virginia prepares to execute Muhammed on Tuesday, the...

DC Sniper's Ex: Rampage Was Scheme to Kill Me

Muhammad hoped to pass off murder on madman and regain custody of kids

(Newser) - The ex-wife of convicted Beltway Sniper John Muhammad was the ultimate target of his murderous 2002 DC rampage that killed 10 people. Mildred Muhammad says her ex intended to pass off her murder as the work of a madman and regain custody of their three children. She got wise to...

Execution Set for DC Sniper
 Execution Set for DC Sniper 

Execution Set for DC Sniper

(Newser) - John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the sniper attacks that rocked the Southeast in 2002, will be executed on Nov. 10, the AP reports. The attorney general’s office had requested a Nov. 9 execution, but a Virginia judge chose to set it a day later so that it would...

DC Sniper Demands End to Death-Row Appeals

'Murder this innocent black man,' he pleads

(Newser) - Convicted DC sniper John Allen Muhammad has called on prosecutors to help stop his attorneys from pursuing appeals to overturn his death sentence. Muhammad, convicted in the 2002 shooting spree that killed 10 strangers, said in a handwritten letter that any appeals “have been done against mine will,”...

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