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Jury Recommends Death for Muhammad

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Jury Recommends Death for Muhammad

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Jury Recommends Death for Muhammad

Jury Recommends Death for Muhammad

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A Virginia Beach, Va., jury recommends the death sentence for John Allen Muhammad, who was convicted last week of two capital murder charges in connection with last year's Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings. The jury's recommendation is not final, and the trial judge can choose to commute the sentence to life in prison without parole, although such action is rarely taken. Hear NPR's Brian Naylor.

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