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2006-05-30 15:00:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Allen Muhammad, already sentenced to death in Virginia for a sniping spree that terrorized the Washington area in 2002, was convicted of murder in the neighboring state of Maryland on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Maryland state's attorney, John McLane, said a jury found Muhammad guilty on all six counts of murder brought against him. Muhammad and his teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo used a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice, with a modified rear to allow sniper...

2005-08-25 22:28:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Thursday gave corrections officials authority to forcibly administer food and water to convicted Washington-area sniper John Muhammad who has refused to eat since he was transferred from a Virginia prison four days ago. Muhammad was sentenced to death last year in Virginia for one of 10 sniper-style murders that terrorized Washington and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs in 2002. Muhammad is awaiting a second murder trial in Maryland, along...

2005-08-25 22:27:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Thursday gave corrections officials authority to forcibly administer food and water to convicted Washington-area sniper John Muhammad who has refused to eat since he was transferred from a Virginia prison four days ago. Muhammad was sentenced to death last year in Virginia for one of 10 sniper-style murders that terrorized Washington and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs in 2002. Muhammad is awaiting a second murder trial in Maryland, along...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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