Jurors Explain Sniper Decision Jurors say they struggled with their decision before recommending a death sentence for convicted D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Members of the jury describe agonizing over Muhammad's fate as they deliberated, considering both his crime and the well-being of his children. Under Virginia law, an appeal is mandatory for any death sentence. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.
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Sniper Trial Jurors Explain Death Penalty Call

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Sniper Trial Jurors Explain Death Penalty Call

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Sniper Trial Jurors Explain Death Penalty Call

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Jurors say they struggled with their decision before recommending a death sentence for convicted D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Members of the jury describe agonizing over Muhammad's fate as they deliberated, considering both his crime and the well-being of his children. Under Virginia law, an appeal is mandatory for any death sentence. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.