May 1, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 1, 2006, jury selection in the second trial of John Allen Muhammad began in Montgomery County, Maryland. Muhammad faced six charges of murder arising from a three-week shooting spree in the Washington, DC area in 2002. Muhammad chose to represent himself during the proceedings, although he ...[read more]
November 11, 2009
by Andrea Bottorff
Convicted DC-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was executed by lethal injection Tuesday night after Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine rejected Muhammad's request for clemency and refused to suspend the execution. The US Supreme Court on Monday had denied Muhammad's application for a stay of exec... ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a stay of execution for convicted DC-area sniper John Allen Muhammad, clearing the way for his scheduled execution on Tuesday. Muhammad had filed an application for stay of execution as well as a petition for certiorari last week. The Court denied both the ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Muhammad v. Kelly, US Supreme Court, November 9, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on John Allen Muhammad... ...[read more]
September 17, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A Virginia court on Wednesday set a November 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, who was convicted of murder in 2005 for his role in a series of DC-area sniper shootings. Prosecutors had sought to schedule the execution for Monday, November 9, but Judge Mary Grace O'Brien of the Prince... ...[read more]
August 8, 2009
by Matt Glenn
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Friday upheld the death sentence handed down to DC-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. In his appeal, Muhammad alleged nondisclosure of exculpatory information by the prosecution, ineffective assistance of his trial counse... ...[read more]
August 7, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Muhammad v. Kelly, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, August 7, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on capital punishment... ...[read more]
November 5, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals Monday rejected an appeal for a new trial brought by convicted Washington, DC-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad had appealed the lower court's rulings that he was mentally competent to stand trial, and that he could represent himself. In the court... ...[read more]
June 1, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Ryan has sentenced convicted Washington, DC-area sniper John Allen Muhammad to six consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. Muhammad was convicted by a Maryland jury of six counts of murder earlier this week. Last year, Muhammad ...[read more]
May 30, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
AP is reporting that a jury in Rockville, Md. has convicted Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad of six counts of murder. The jurors heard four weeks of testimony in the trial, in which Muhammad represented himself. Muhammad has already been convicted and sentenced to death in ...[read more]

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