D.C. Sniper Could Be Executed Before End Of Year | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

D.C. Sniper Could Be Executed Before End Of Year

Play associated audio

State prosecutors are requesting a November 9th date for the execution of John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind sniper-style killings that terrorized the D.C. region in late 2002.The Manassas News and Messenger reports prosecutors selected the date to give Muhammad time to appeal for clemency.

Muhammad is currently on death row in Prince William County, Virginia for the killing of Dean Myers. With his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, Muhammad killed Myers and nine others in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia over the course of three weeks. Muhammad's attorney, Jonathan Sheldon, says he will appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

David Schultz reports...

NPR

Last Days Of Dave: Paying Homage To Letterman's Weird And Quirky Legacy

The off-beat funnyman retires this month after 33 years hosting late-night television. Fresh Air's David Bianculli says that David Letterman's humor "provided a new blueprint for the TV talk show."
NPR

McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

NPR

The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.