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Monday, November 9, 2009

John Allen Muhammad the D.C. Sniper Will DIE by lethal injection - Goodnight John

John Allen Muhammad, His execution by lethal injection is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m.

As reported by David G. Savage in LA Times, Seven years ago, the captured "Beltway Snipers" — John Allen Muhammad, 41, and his 17-year old accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo — were in federal custody, accused of 16 shootings and 10 murders. They had set out to create a reign of terror in the Washington, D.C., area to match the terrorist attacks of the year before.

Attorney General John Ashcroft had a choice: He could send them to be tried in Maryland, where most of the murders took place but where the death penalty was on hold because of the specter of racial unfairness. Or he could send them across the Potomac River to Virginia, the site of three of the killings and where death sentences are carried out swiftly.

Ashcroft chose Virginia.  

AAPP says: Attorney General John Ashcroft, was a horses ass, as Attoney General - but I'm glad he sent them across the Potomac River to Virginia, the site of three of the killings and where death sentences are carried out, even though it has not been all that swiftly.

As reported by the Legal Times Blog, The planned Tuesday night execution of John Allen Muhammad remains set following the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to stay the death sentence. Justices John Paul Stevens, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed a two-page statement, saying: “This case highlights once again the perversity of executing inmates before their appeals process has been fully concluded."

This recent but undated photo from the Virginia Department of Corrections shows convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad. John Allen Muhammad, 48, is set to die by injection in a Virginia prison Nov. 10, 2009, seven years after he and his teenage accomplice terrorized the area in and around the nation's capital for three weeks. (AP Photo/Virginia Department of Corrections)

The three justices said that Muhammad’s petition for certiorari, which was timely filed, would have been reviewed at the Court’s conference Nov. 24. Stevens, Sotomayor and Ginsburg, however, did not disagree with the Court’s decision to deny certiorari.

“By denying Muhammad’s stay application, we have allowed Virginia to truncate our deliberative process on a matter—involving a death row inmate—that demands the most careful attention,” Stevens wrote in the statement, joined by Sotomayor and Ginsburg. “This result is particularly unfortunate in light of the limited time Muhammad was given to make his case in the District Court.”

Stevens said in the statement that he believes “that the Court would be wise to adopt a practice of staying all executions scheduled in advance of the completion of our review of a capital defendant’s first application for a federal writ of habeas corpus.” Such a practice, he said, would preserve “basic fairness in ensuring death row inmates receive the same procedural safeguards that ordinary inmates receive.

Muhammad was convicted in 2003 in state court in Virginia for his role in the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks that killed 10 people. His execution, by lethal injection, is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m. More HERE
AAPP says:  Maybe the three justices want to learn about the killings that remain unsolved. Yes, more victim's than most know about.

I feel like so many families who see justice in the sniper's execution. Candidly I'm glad to hear that victims will watch him die. I wish John Allen Muhammad was being executed by Lethal Injection. This sniper should be shot and left for dead like he treated all of his victims.

Yes, this D.C. Sniper die! Good Night and badLuck!

Will Denzel Washington play John Allen Muhammad in a DC sniper movie?

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