posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 11:02 AM
Breaking news, CNN.COM is reporting that John Allen Muhammad has been sentanced to death for his actions in the shootings in and around Washington
Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was today sentenced to death for killing Dean Harold Meyers -- one of 10 people shot to death during the October
2002 sniper shootings.
Most of the sniper victims were gunned down in the Maryland and Virginia areas around the nation's capital.
Meyers, 53, was shot and killed October 9, 2002, while he was pumping gas at a Sunoco station in Manassas. It was one of 13 shootings that terrorized
the region during a three-week span.
Muhammad's accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 19, was convicted in a separate trial of another sniper shooting. A jury sentenced him to life without parole.
His formal sentencing is set for Wednesday.
In November, a jury convicted Muhammad and recommended he be sentenced to death.
Prince William County Circuit Judge LeRoy Millette Jr. made the decision Tuesday after reviewing the jury's recommendation.
Muhammad's attorneys had pleaded that his life be spared, arguing in court papers filed Friday that "if someone is able to change from a loving
father to a killer, then time can also change him back yet again."
I personally used to feel that this world was and "eye for an eye", but I don't know now. Is it right to take one's life for murdering another
[Edited on 9-3-2004 by Zion Mainframe]