D.C. Sniper Executed : The Two-Way John Allen Muhammad, one of the D.C. snipers, is executed.
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D.C. Sniper Executed

John Allen Muhammad, who with a younger accomplice terrorized Washington, D.C., and its surburbs in 2002 with the "D.C. sniper" attacks that left 10 people dead, was just executed by lethal injection at a Virginia prison. Death was pronounced at 9:11 p.m. ET, Virginia prison spokesman Larry Traylor just told reporters.

Muhammad, 48, as the Associated Press writes, "was sentenced to death for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station in northern Virginia. He and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, also were suspected of fatal shootings in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana and Washington state."

Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the D.C. area killings, is serving out multiple life sentences for his role in six of the D.C. area killings.