Washington Sniper Executed after Last Minute Appeal FailsWorld | November 11, 2009, Wednesday // 09:00| views
John Allen Muhammad's lawyers say he was mentally ill, but Virginia Governor Tim Kaine rejected a plea for clemency. Photo by cnews.canoe.ca
The man behind the 2002 sniper attacks in and around Washington DC has been executed after a final appeal was thrown out.
John Allen Muhammad's lawyers say he was mentally ill, but Virginia Governor Tim Kaine rejected a plea for clemency.
On Monday, the US Supreme Court quashed an appeal for a stay of execution, the BBC reported.
Muhammad, 48, was injected with a lethal drug for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, one of 10 people killed during the attacks.
Muhammad's accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, is serving a life sentence in jail.
The pair killed 10 people during three weeks of attacks in Maryland, Washington and Virginia.
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