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October 15, 2009
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The attorney for convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad says he plans to ask for clemency for his client, who's scheduled for execution next month. Jonathan Sheldon plans to file the request next Thursday with Gov. Timothy Kaine, according to an announcement on his law firm's Web site. Sheldon also plans to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaine previously has said he's unlikely to grant clemency but would review Muhammad's request. Muhammad was sentenced to death for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings that left 10 people dead and three wounded in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to stop next week's execution. Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 10 at a Virginia prison. Attorneys for the 48-year-old have said they planned to file the appeal Tuesday. They asked Gov. Timothy M. Kaine for clemency last month. Muhammad is to be executed for the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas, Va., gas station during a three-week killing spree in October 2002 that left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
NEWS
September 16, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia judge on Wednesday set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 dead. The attorney general's office last week requested a Nov. 9 execution, but Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O'Brien chose a day later. Nov. 10, a Tuesday, was picked so courts would be open the day before in case of last-minute appeals, said Jonathan Sheldon, Muhammad's attorney, who agreed on the date during an early morning conference call with O'Brien and the attorney general's office.
NEWS
March 14, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's highest court on Friday decided not to hear a request by convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad to seek a new trial. The Court of Appeals decision was posted on its Web site, but the judges didn't offer a written ruling of their denial of Muhammad's request for a writ of certiorari. Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were convicted in 2006 on six counts of first-degree murder in Montgomery County for the October 2002 sniper shootings that terrorized the area.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
Sniper victims' fund tops $500,000 ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Checks for $5,000 will be distributed to the families of 16 people shot in the Washington area sniper shootings, money that comes from $500,000 raised by a victim advocacy group. The payments are the third by the Victims' Rights Foundation, which has taken donations from across the country to help relatives of those killed and survivors of the sniper shootings. This round also includes two Prince George's men allegedly shot by sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in September.
NEWS
May 12, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Convicted Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad should never have been allowed to act as his own lawyer for part of his 2003 capital murder trial, his attorney said Tuesday in a federal appeals hearing. Muhammad's conviction and death sentence should be thrown out because his trial lawyers failed to tell a judge that the mastermind of the 2002 shootings was too mentally impaired to represent himself, attorney Jonathan Sheldon said. A lawyer for the state of Virginia argued that Muhammad's competency was never an issue in his trial for one of 10 killings committed by Muhammad and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | October 14, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com FAIRPLAY - Sitting at the bar Monday afternoon at McNamee's Tavern, Earl Church didn't have to think long about the prospect of possibly being a sniper target. "Downright scary, really," said Church, 59, of Fairplay. "If they could've got here, I could've got shot. They shot a bus driver. I don't know. " McNamee's, May's Service Station and the Nibble Quik convenience store at the intersection of Md. 65 and Md. 68 are the only storefronts near Fairplay.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 30, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com The two people charged in the sniper attacks in Maryland and Virginia may have stopped at a bank in Hagerstown, a motel in Williamsport, a convenience store at Huyetts Crossroads or a restaurant in Halfway, but local authorities could not substantiate the reported sightings. A week after John Allen Muhammad, 41, and John Lee Malvo, 17, were arrested at a rest area along Interstate 70 near Myersville, Md., reports of sightings of the sniper suspects are making their way through Washington and Frederick counties.
NEWS
September 29, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday he can't think of any reason he would stop the execution of Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 killing spree that left 10 dead in the nation's capital, Virginia and Maryland. "I know of nothing in this case now that would suggest that there is any credible claim of innocence or that there was anything procedurally wrong with the prosecution," Kaine said on his monthly call-in radio show on WTOP.
NEWS
November 10, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The execution was set Tuesday night for John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind three weeks of sniper attacks in 2002 that left 10 dead and beset such fear people were afraid to go shopping, cut grass or pump gas. The killing spree in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., was carried out with a teenage accomplice who is serving life in prison without parole. Muhammad, 48, was to die by injection at 9 p.m. after he exhausted his court appeals and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency.
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July 29, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tells actor William Shatner on a cable TV special that he and his partner tried to recruit fellow shooters for their 2002 spree and that his accomplice killed one man for backing out, according to the program set for airing Thursday. In a telephone call from a southwest Virginia prison, Malvo told Shatner two men planned to join in the attacks to make them more deadly but reneged. Malvo said his fellow shooter, John Allen Muhammad, killed one of the men in retaliation.
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NEWS
November 10, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The execution was set Tuesday night for John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind three weeks of sniper attacks in 2002 that left 10 dead and beset such fear people were afraid to go shopping, cut grass or pump gas. The killing spree in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., was carried out with a teenage accomplice who is serving life in prison without parole. Muhammad, 48, was to die by injection at 9 p.m. after he exhausted his court appeals and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to stop next week's execution. Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 10 at a Virginia prison. Attorneys for the 48-year-old have said they planned to file the appeal Tuesday. They asked Gov. Timothy M. Kaine for clemency last month. Muhammad is to be executed for the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas, Va., gas station during a three-week killing spree in October 2002 that left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The attorney for convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad says he plans to ask for clemency for his client, who's scheduled for execution next month. Jonathan Sheldon plans to file the request next Thursday with Gov. Timothy Kaine, according to an announcement on his law firm's Web site. Sheldon also plans to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaine previously has said he's unlikely to grant clemency but would review Muhammad's request. Muhammad was sentenced to death for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings that left 10 people dead and three wounded in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
NEWS
September 29, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday he can't think of any reason he would stop the execution of Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 killing spree that left 10 dead in the nation's capital, Virginia and Maryland. "I know of nothing in this case now that would suggest that there is any credible claim of innocence or that there was anything procedurally wrong with the prosecution," Kaine said on his monthly call-in radio show on WTOP.
NEWS
September 16, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia judge on Wednesday set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 dead. The attorney general's office last week requested a Nov. 9 execution, but Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O'Brien chose a day later. Nov. 10, a Tuesday, was picked so courts would be open the day before in case of last-minute appeals, said Jonathan Sheldon, Muhammad's attorney, who agreed on the date during an early morning conference call with O'Brien and the attorney general's office.
NEWS
May 12, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Convicted Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad should never have been allowed to act as his own lawyer for part of his 2003 capital murder trial, his attorney said Tuesday in a federal appeals hearing. Muhammad's conviction and death sentence should be thrown out because his trial lawyers failed to tell a judge that the mastermind of the 2002 shootings was too mentally impaired to represent himself, attorney Jonathan Sheldon said. A lawyer for the state of Virginia argued that Muhammad's competency was never an issue in his trial for one of 10 killings committed by Muhammad and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo.
NEWS
March 14, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's highest court on Friday decided not to hear a request by convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad to seek a new trial. The Court of Appeals decision was posted on its Web site, but the judges didn't offer a written ruling of their denial of Muhammad's request for a writ of certiorari. Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were convicted in 2006 on six counts of first-degree murder in Montgomery County for the October 2002 sniper shootings that terrorized the area.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | October 14, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com FAIRPLAY - Sitting at the bar Monday afternoon at McNamee's Tavern, Earl Church didn't have to think long about the prospect of possibly being a sniper target. "Downright scary, really," said Church, 59, of Fairplay. "If they could've got here, I could've got shot. They shot a bus driver. I don't know. " McNamee's, May's Service Station and the Nibble Quik convenience store at the intersection of Md. 65 and Md. 68 are the only storefronts near Fairplay.
NEWS
May 7, 2003
Sniper victims' fund tops $500,000 ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Checks for $5,000 will be distributed to the families of 16 people shot in the Washington area sniper shootings, money that comes from $500,000 raised by a victim advocacy group. The payments are the third by the Victims' Rights Foundation, which has taken donations from across the country to help relatives of those killed and survivors of the sniper shootings. This round also includes two Prince George's men allegedly shot by sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in September.
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