A Prince William County judge this morning signed a death warrant ordering sniper John Allen Muhammad executed Nov. 10.
Muhammad is sentenced to death for the Oct. 9, 2002 killing of Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station outside Manassas. Meyers, a Gaithersburg, Md., resident and Purple Heart recipient, was the ninth victim of the “Beltway” snipers who terrorized the region for three weeks in October 2002.
Meyers was one of 13 victims. Ten died and three survived. Muhammad and teen accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo were arrested on Oct. 24, 2002 at a Maryland rest stop.
The execution date was set at a hearing this morning
Anyone who lived in this area in 2002 will never forget the snipers and the uncertainty we all felt. I can’t go to Battlefield Sunoco to this day without thinking of Dean Meyers, standing there innocently filling up his car with gas, only to be snuffed out by a killer. Too bad Muhammad’s little buddy can’t join him. I would not shed a tear for either.