The Beltway Sniper: Holding the D.C. Area Hostage In October 2002, John Allen Muhammad and his 17-year-old ward, Lee Malvo, shot and killed 16 people and injured two others with a sniper rifle in several separate shootings that kept the Washington, D.C., area in a state of terror for three weeks. Muhammad (pictured) was sentenced to death.
John Allen Muhammad and partner Lee Boyd went on a three-week shooting spree in 2002 in the Washington D.C. area in which 13 people were randomly shot and 10 of them killed. Muhammad, a father figure to Mavo, was allegedly the mastermind behind the murder spree.
John Allen Muhammad October 2002 – November 2003 The Beltway scene was terrorized in October 2002 when John Allen Muhammad and accomplice Lee Malvo killed 10 people and wounded 3 others during a 3-week sniper spree. Despite appeals and countless self-proclaimed justifications for his actions, Muhammad was killed by lethal injection in November 2009, while Lee Malvo received life in prison without the possibility of parole.
October 2002, a 41-year-old loser, John Allen Muhammad, and his juvenile accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, terrorized the Washington metropolitan area in a series of sniper killings. The final death toll numbered 10 and included three victims murdered at different locations within the course of an hour. Women and children.