Sentenced to Death
As expected: Sniper Killer Muhammad Sentenced to Death
Sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death Tuesday by a judge who called the Washington-area shootings that left 10 people dead “so vile that they were almost beyond comprehension.”
Muhammad denied any involvement in the October 2002 rampage, echoing a claim of innocence he made in his opening statement to the jury when he briefly served as his own attorney.
“Just like I said at the beginning, I had nothing to do with this, and I’ll say again, I had nothing to do with this,” Muhammad said Tuesday.
He told the judge he plans to appeal, and urged, “Don’t make a fool of the Constitution of the United States of America.”
His accomplice, Malvo, was a teenager and got a bit of sympathy. There wasn’t much room for that in this instance.