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Sniper getting lethal injection today

Man who went on a killing spree in Washington, D.C., is hoping for governor’s intervention

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John Allen Mohammed, the man who terrorized Washington, D.C., and its surrounding area by shooting people with a high powered rifle from the trunk of his specially outfitted car, is set to be executed in a Virginia prison today. He was sentenced to death for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, one of at least ten people shot and killed during the 2002 rampage. Mohammed’s final appeal was rejected Monday, but he still has one hope for clemency—his lawyers say he shouldn’t be executed because he’s mentally ill and are asking governor Tim Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison.

CBC News

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