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WaPo’s reporting that a federal appellate court rejected convicted 2002 Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad’s appeal today. The 4th Circuit Court affirmed a district court’s denial of his efforts to overturn his conviction and death sentence; the sniper’s lawyers argued he should not have been allowed to represent himself for two days at the trial’s start.

It’s the latest in a series of rejected appeals in Muhammad’s case. The only real remaining options he has left to avoid execution is to ask for the full 4th Circuit to hear the case, seek intervention by the US Supreme Court or a stay of execution by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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One thought on “DENIED!

  1. Not to sound overly conservative, but… in this particular case, rot in hell Mr. Muhammad.