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Sniper's Son: "I Am My Own Man"

1:07 PM, Nov 13, 2009   |    comments
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The son of the DC sniper says he knows his father's crimes will follow him, but he doesn't want to be judged by them.

Striking an almost defensive chord, following the execution of his father, Lindbergh Williams, 27, said Friday, "I am my own man and make my own decisions."

John Muhammad was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday in Virginia for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during a 2002 killing spree that stretched across several states. His son said he was with his father the day of his execution, but they didn't talk about the killings.

Muhammad, formerly known as John Allen Williams, grew up in Baton Rouge. His family is planning a funeral Tuesday in the city.

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