The execution of Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad is on schedule.
Today should be the last day on earth for John Allen Muhammad if all goes as planned. He is set to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 9 pm. John Muhammad masterminded a killing spree that lasted in the D.C area from October 3 to October 23, 2002 when he and his young accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo were caught sleeping at a rest stop in Maryland.
Things might have all gone differently had then Attorney General John Ashcroft not decided to hand Mohammd over to Virginia rather than Maryland where most of the killings took place. Maryland had its death penalty on hold. Virginia was known for taking care of the death penalty quickly.
Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert had a good track record when it came to trying death penalty cases. And once again he did not let us down.
If there was ever a poster child for the death penalty, it is John Allen Muhammad.
UPDATE: 11/9/09 The US Supreme Court has denied Mohammad a stay of execution. Unless Governor Kaine grants him one, the execution is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at 9 pm.