John Allen Muhammad
|John Allen Muhammad|
|Birth name||John Allen Williams|
|Also known as||Beltway Sniper|
|Born||December 31, 1960|
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
|Died||November 10, 2009 (aged 48)|
Jarratt, Virginia, US
|Penalty||Death (on death row since March 9, 2004; executed: November 10, 2009|
|Span of killings||September 5, 2002–October 23, 2002|
|State(s)||Alabama, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, Virginia|
|Date apprehended||October 24, 2002 |
John Allen Muhammad (December 31, 1960 – November 10, 2009) was a convicted American spree killer responsible for ten deaths in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002. He and Lee Boyd Malvo went on a murder spree, killing ten people by shooting them from a distance inside Muhammad's car. The last murders however were also done outside while hiding from view. Muhammad confessed to having committed seven more murders, making a total of 17 victims.
Muhammad was later sentenced to death by lethal injection and Malvo was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Muhammad was executed by lethal injection in November 10, 2009 in the state of Virginia.