DC Sniper Pronounced Dead at 9:11pm EST…Victims’ Family Members React

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Victims’ family members feel short-changed after John Allen Muhammad’s death:

Justice fell short with the execution of Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad, one of his victims’ surviving family members said after witnessing his death by lethal injection.

Muhammad died silently Tuesday night in a Virginia prison death chamber filled with lawyers, lawmen and his victims’ family members. After the execution, Steven Moore said he thought about Muhammad’s accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, who received a life sentence for their crimes.

“Well, myself, I wish Malvo was right there beside Muhammad,” said Moore, whose sister, FBI analyst Linda Franklin, was gunned down in Virginia. “They both committed the same crimes. No, I don’t feel any closure. I mean, it’s … it … nothing changes.” Muhammad was the mastermind behind the Washington-area sniper attacks of 2002, which left 10 dead and terrorized the nation’s capital. He was declared dead at 9:11 p.m. ET, said Larry Traylor, director of communications for the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Moore said he had no sympathy for Muhammad and was angered by what he said were sympathetic media reports about Muhammad’s children that had aired recently. “They’re talking about Muhammad’s children, but Linda left children behind, too,” Moore said. “She’s got a daughter, Katie, and a son, Thomas, that — Tommy just got back from his second tour in Iraq in the Army. They’re not going to see their Mom. So I don’t have any sympathy for his family or for his children.”

Bob Meyers, whose 53-year-old brother, Dean, was shot dead while pumping gas in Virginia, called Tuesday’s execution surreal. “Watching the life be sapped out of somebody intentionally was very different and an experience I’d never had,” he said on CNN’s “Larry King Live.” “I’d watched my mother die of natural causes, but that was very different.”

He said he might have attained some closure, “but I would say that pretty much was overcome just by the sadness that the whole situation generates in my heart. That he would get to the place where he did what he did, and that it had to come to this.” Meyers said he had forgiven Muhammad for two reasons: “One is that God calls for me to do that in the Bible and the second thing is related to that. If I don’t, it rots me from the inside out. It doesn’t really hurt John Muhammad or anybody that I have bitterness against.”

His death is never going to bring their loved ones back, however justice has been served in a sense.

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  • Tracey

    And the moral of the story is?

  • Tracey

    Stay in school don’t be a fool!

    Don’t carry a gun either!

    In fact stay in church and be contented in life, period!

  • ballgang king

    R.I.P

  • lizzy

    Moore sounds bitter as hell. I understand why. Losing a loved one is never easy, but if they killed Malvo (who was legally a child when the murders occurred) with John, that would have solved nothing. It doesn’t bring more closure. It just kills more people. Malvo is calling the victim’s families and apologizing. The child was brainwashed for goodness sakes. What does he want from him?

  • Akwasi

    I feel terrible for the execution of Muhammed. Am not hear to defend him but i think theres a bit of injustice along the way. I just feel it I dont have any facts to back my claim.I’ve always been against executions. I think people must be made to live to suffer for their crimes.

  • Tracey

    Who can be brained washed into randomly murdering people? Someone has to take responsiblity for their own actions, instead of trying to save your own skin!

    They are both cowards if you would ask me.

  • Tracey

    Another thing, Malvo carried on murdering right up to the moment he got caught. If he killed one person, then saw the errors of his ways and tried to tip the police off, fine, but they murdered, murdered again, and tried to murder sme more, not till they got caught did the tears come!

  • Janelle

    The world is a crime-filled mess, states must impose harsher penalties in order to get some control over these criminals. Bring back the dealth penalty to ALL states.

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAP!!!!

    Man. If looks could kill.

  • LET MESAYSOMETHING

    Let this be a deterant to our youth who have no value for life. Every day you read or hear of some young person killing another person for no reason at all. Its all a game in their mind.

  • Peptostreptococcus

    @ Akwasi

    I agree with you. Nothing has been solved. No closure was attained…just another dead person lost and more family members left to mourn for someone that they did love. Those responsible for the execution of this man are no better than he was. Death is an easy way out. He should have been made to rot the rest of his life away in a small cell.

    My favorite quote: “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” –Mahatma Gandhi

    Nothing was solved here.

  • B-nice

    Life in prison allows that person that committed the ‘henious’ crime to suffer day in and day out behind bars giving them the time to think about what they have done.

    Death by lethal injection is “Mans” way of playing “GOD” What’s next death by hanging with crowds of people cheering? How about arms and heads placed between wood pieces? There is no control over these criminals by death. Crime is apart of our society, its almost become apart of human nature. It’s sad! Like the rest of the world I wish crime would stop.

    It stupid to say bring back the death penalty to every state. The first people who would be on that list for death would probably be blacks, puerto ricans, and mexicans.

  • Tracey

    I am indifferent, I really dont give a s hit about a mass murdering coward’s life being taken away!

    He knew the penalty of his crime before he chose to go out and murder out of his OWN FREE WILL!

  • Tracey

    Oh, people also need to remember, he was playing God, when he did kill all those inncoent victims!

  • LET MESAYSOMETHING

    I’m not for the penalty either! But if the fact soak in that ” If you kill you will be kill too” It will be a huge wake call for a lot of people!!

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983...JOHN ALLEN, YOU'RE OUTTA HERE @ 9:00PM BUDDY

    Victims survivors feel short-changed after John Allen Muhammad’s death:

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    Why am I not surprised?? There was so much fanfare surrounding this, but at the end it didn’t change anything at all.

  • Bran_Dizzle_

    @B-nice:
    “The first people who would be on that list for death would probably be blacks, puerto ricans, and mexicans.”

    I don’t agree with your first statement, but you are entitled to your opinion.

    But THAT statement that I quoted, was just foolish.

    First of all, don’t try to turn this into a race situation. This has NOTHING to do with race. Muhammad killed black people too, and the families of those black people wanted him to die.

    Second, there are more white men on death row than there are black men. 49% to 40%. You probably only feel that way because Blacks and Hispanics commit the most crime, or so it seems, but that doesn’t mean they end in death penalty.

    Third, a jury is made up of people of ALL races. That means if someone’s fate is decided, it is decided by a white, a black, a hispanic, an asian, any races who is on that jury. It is not about race. This man had to die!

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983...JOHN ALLEN, YOU'RE OUTTA HERE @ 9:00PM BUDDY

    Bring back the dealth penalty to ALL states.

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    NEGATIVE!!!!

    I am with the person that says life in prison is better. They will be tortured by their crime day in and out. At the end of the day this didn’t change anything AND even the families are like they feel short-changed….so what has this resolved???

  • asds

    “At the end of the day this didn’t change anything AND even the families are like they feel short-changed….so what has this resolved???”

    there is a slight chance somebody may repeat this crime years from now. there is 100% chance it wont be done by muhammad. malvo can and will get ot one day, and why? for what? who is gonna hire him?

  • Divab

    Hmmmm. Its ironic he died at 9:11.

  • Smoovee Sayz

    Welp! Sawry 4 ya!!

    @ Tracey…CO-SIGN!!

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    Hmmmm. Its ironic he died at 9:11.

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    I was thinking that last night when they announced it.

  • DayShifter

    @Bran_Dizzle_
    Second, there are more white men on death row than there are black men. 49% to 40%. You probably only feel that way because Blacks and Hispanics commit the most crime.
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    Why would call B-Nice statement foolish, then try to back up your point with a statement that is foolish itself….Did you read what you wrote?!? Blacks and Hispanics commit the most crime?!?!? Does that 40-49% ratio not make you go Hummmm???

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    malvo can and will get ot one day, and why? for what? who is gonna hire him?

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    NEGATIVE!!!

    He has life in prison without the possibility of parole. So I don’t think he will be doing this again either.

  • SCREW THE SYSTEM

    What better way to show justice by killing someone. That solves everything. SMH.

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