Category: John Allen Muhammad

Virginia Judge Formally Sentences Sniper John Muhammad to Death

March 9 (Bloomberg) — John Allen Muhammad, one of two men accused in the sniper-shooting deaths of 10 people in the Washington, D.C., area in 2002, was sentenced to death by a Virginia judge today for murdering a man at a gas station. A jury in Virginia Beach, Virginia, convicted Muhammad of capital murder, terrorism, conspiracy and firearms violations in November for the death of Dean Harold Meyers, 53, who was gunned down in Manassas, Virginia, in October 2002. Meyers was the seventh sniper victim. The same jury a week later recommended a sentence of death for the crime. Prince

Sniper Mastermind Receives Death Sentence

Virginia Jury Recommends Death Sentence for Convicted Sniper Mastermind John Allen Muhammad VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Nov. 24 — Jurors decided Monday that John Allen Muhammad should be executed for masterminding the deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area for three weeks last fall. As the verdict was read, Muhammad maintained the same unflinching demeanor he had shown through most of his trial. The jury deliberated five hours over two days before reaching the verdict against Muhammad, a 42-year-old Army veteran who had asked police to “Call me God” during the October 2002 spree. Jurors had convicted him of murder

Muhammad Guilty on All Counts

Prosecutors Begin Case for Sniper’s Death VIRGINIA BEACH, Nov. 17 — John Allen Muhammad was convicted Monday of masterminding the terrifying sniper attacks that gripped the Washington region last fall and now faces a possible death sentence. Jurors deliberated for 61/2 hours over two days before reaching their verdicts just after 11:30 a.m., finding Muhammad guilty of two counts of capital murder in the death of Dean H. Meyers in Prince William County. He also was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and of a firearms violation. Prosecutors began presenting evidence in the penalty phase of the trial, arguing to

Muslims bracing for new round of threats, violence

The Sniper Case: The reaction Muslims bracing for new round of threats, violence No evidence religious beliefs led to attacks San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 25, 2002 African American Muslim leaders fear a volatile mix of race, religion and terror in the Washington sniper case could lead to an anti-Islamic backlash. Even before Thursday’s arrest of

Converts to Violence?

New York Post, Oct. 25, 2002 (Opinion) By DANIEL PIPES October 25, 2002 — IT came as no surprise to learn that the lead suspect as the Washington, D.C.,-area sniper is John Allen Muhammad, an African-American who converted to Islam about 17 years ago. Nor that seven years ago he provided security for Louis Farrakhan’s “Million Man March.” Even less does it amaze that he reportedly sympathized with the 9/11 attacks carried out by militant Islamic elements. All this was near-predictable because it fits into a well-established tradition of American blacks who convert to Islam turning against their country.

Muhammad a Gulf War vet, Islam convert

Ex-wife described as ‘in shock’ over Muhammad’s arrest CNN, Oct. 24, 2002 (CNN) –John Allen Muhammad, one of the two suspects in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks, is a twice-divorced, 41-year-old Gulf War veteran who converted to Islam 17 years ago and earned an expert marksmanship badge in the U.S. Army. The 6-foot-1-inch Muhammad, also known as John Allen Williams, was stationed in the 1980s at Fort Lewis, Washington, about 15 miles from Tacoma, and at the now-closed Fort Ord, near Monterey, California. A duplex in Tacoma where Muhammad once lived was searched by authorities Wednesday. Muhammad was arrested