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Execution Date Set For DC Sniper John Allan Muhammad

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A judge in Virginia has set November 10 as the execution date for John Allen Muhammad, the man behind the sniper shootings that terrorized the DC area in October of 2002.

Ten people were killed in the shootings. Three others were shot but survived.

Muhammad was sentenced to death for one of the killings at a gas station near Manassas. Virginia's attorney general had requested his execution be carried out Monday, November 9, but that's been pushed back by one day. Muhammad's attorney says it's so courts will be open the preceding day in case there are last-minute appeals to consider. He says Muhammad will ask Governor Tim Kaine for clemency and will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Muhammad's accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo, a teenager at the time of the shootings, is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Matt McCleskey reports...


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