DC Sniper's First Wife Speaks After Muhammad's Execution

5:52 PM, Nov 11, 2009   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- The Beltway Sniper's first wife says she'll take his body home to Baton Rouge for a funeral and burial.

She told reporters she owes John Muhammad's children a place to remember him.

Virginia executed the 48-year-old Tuesday night, seven years after he and his teenage partner terrorized the DC region, shooting people with a sniper rifle from the trunk of an old Chevy Caprice. They murdered 10 people in three weeks in October, 2002.

The ex-wife, Carol Williams, says she has a final letter from Muhammad. The family called a news conference to release the letter, but after a large group of reporters and photographers turned up at her hotel, her lawyer came out to say it would be "inappropriate" to talk about it.

Jon Sheldon, the lawyer who represented Muhammad in his appeals, sent out an email calling it "undignified" to release his dead client's "delusional" ramblings.

Written by Bruce Leshan
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