John Allen Muhammad's lawyers urged a judge Friday to spare the convicted sniper mastermind from the death penalty, saying it would be wrong to leave his kids fatherless.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Prince William County, Va., judge declined Friday to overturn John Allen Muhammad's murder conviction and ruled that the sniper is not eligible for a new trial.
The mother of Keenya Cook, first victim of D.C.-area snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, has filed a lawsuit against the pair, seeking to seize any profits they might gain from their fame.
Lee Boyd Malvo's defense cost Virginia taxpayers slightly more than $1 million, and the defense of fellow sniper John Allen Muhammad has tallied about $900,000, according to figures released by the state courts.
Lawyers for Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad on Monday asked for a new trial or to have his conviction overturned, arguing that the verdict was won less on evidence than prosecutors' swaying jurors with "the horror" of the shooting spree.
Messing around on a Saturday night 17 months ago, Ryan Vadnais and Chris Roy stumbled across a killer's trail.
McLEAN, Va. - Virginia Gov. Mark Warner plans to keep convicted snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in the state so prosecutors can put them on trial again and seek the death penalty, despite several states' requests for the men's extradition.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Jurors deciding whether to sentence Lee Boyd Malvo to life in prison or death said this week they had feared that if they did not come to a unanimous decision, a mistrial would be declared - an erroneous belief that led several who believed Malvo should die to vote to spare his life.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was spared by a jury Tuesday from joining his mentor John Allen Muhammad on death row after his lawyers argued that he was an impressionable boy who fell under Muhammad's murderous spell.
Pierce County prosecutors haven't yet decided whether to charge Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad in the shooting death of a Tacoma woman last year.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - In his closing argument in the sentencing phase of the trial of Lee Boyd Malvo, the lead prosecutor compared Malvo to child prodigies gifted in music or athletics.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A jury convicted Lee Boyd Malvo of two counts of capital murder on Thursday. The jurors found that he pulled the trigger in the fatal sniper shooting of an FBI analyst and rejected his argument that he was insane in the weeks that he and John Allen Muhammad terrorized the Washington region last fall.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Jurors deliberated without reaching a verdict Wednesday in the capital murder trial of sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The jury in the murder trial of Lee Boyd Malvo got the case Tuesday after his lawyer argued the teenager fell completely under the spell of mastermind John Allen Muhammad when he took part in the Washington sniper shootings.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Lee Boyd Malvo was a petty criminal prone to violence long before he met John Allen Muhammad and has recently been plotting his escape from custody, according to two prosecution psychologists who testified Monday at Malvo's trial on capital murder charges.
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