Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty In MD Sniper Trial


Maryland prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for accused sniper John Allen Muhammad when he goes on trial there in May, the Washington Post reports.

Muhammad, 45, was convicted and sentenced to death in Virginia two years ago for one of the 10 slayings during the October 2002 shootings that terrified the Washington area for three weeks. Instead of seeking Muhammad’s execution, Maryland prosecutors said they had decided to ask for a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the six Maryland deaths of which he is accused.


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