Judge upholds dismissal in second capital case against DC sniper Muhammad

A Virginia judge has refused to reconsider his dismissal of the second capital case against convicted DC sniper John Allen Muhammad, ending the case for good. Circuit Judge M. Langhorne Keith issued the brief ruling late Tuesday, after the commonwealth's attorney office appealed his earlier dismissal of the case due to the violation of Muhammad's right to a speedy trial.

The ruling does not affect prosecutions planned in Alabama and Louisiana. View the ruling here [PDF]. More information on the case is available here. AP has more.

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