Court Sets Execution Date For Sniper Muhammad

8:29 AM, Sep 16, 2009   |    comments
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia circuit court judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, DC, area.

The attorney general's office had requested a Nov. 9 execution date, but Muhammad's attorney, Jonathan Sheldon said Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O'Brien delayed it one day, a Tuesday, so that government offices would be open the day before in case of last-minute court action.

Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people shot to death during a 2002 rampage that terrorized the Washington, DC, area.

Sheldon said Muhammad will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask the governor for clemency.

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