John Allen Muhammad Executed
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"He died very peacefully, much more than most of his victims," Prince William county prosecutor Paul Ebert was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
The execution was carried out in front of some of the families of the people killed during Muhammad's 2002 killing spree. Some of them were glad to see Muhammad gone, while some consider the execution surreal.
"I feel better. I think I can breathe better. I'm glad he's gone because he's not going to hurt anyone else," Nelson Rivera, husband of Muhammad's victim Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera told the source.
"I would have liked him at some point in the process to take responsibility, to show remorse. We didn't get any of that tonight," Bob Meyers, brother of victim Dean Harold Meyers added.
Muhammad and his young accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, terrorized the DC area back in 2002, after engaging in an insane sniping "operation" in the respective area. He used a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice as a platform for his killings, whose trunk had been altered so that it would allow him to kill from the safety of the car's trunk.
He managed to elude capture until October 24, despite the fact that police encountered the car several times. On October 3, D.C. police stopped the Caprice for a "minor traffic infraction", two hours prior to the shooting of Pascal Charlot, while on October 8, Baltimore city police also investigated the suspect's car, without finding anything strange about it. Later, the car was revealed to have formerly been used as an undercover police car in Bordentown, New Jersey.
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