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Mon, 11.17.2003

Black sniper convicted of murder

John Muhammad

On this date in 2003, a jury convicted John Allen Muhammad of capital murder. The verdict was handed down in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The jury concluded he used a rifle, a beat-up car, and a teenager who idolized him to kill randomly and terrorize the Washington D.C. area during the previous year's sniper spree.

On November 24, 2003, the jury decided Muhammad should be executed for masterminding those sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area for three weeks in the fall of 2002.

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