As you have likely heard, John Muhammad, the infamous "DC area sniper," is scheduled to be executed in
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Over the last few days, I have been flooded with vivid memories from the "sniper" shootings in the fall of 2002.
I remember because my kids are and were students in the
My 15-year-old son, Alex, shared his memories with me just the other day: He remembers being locked down in school for weeks, running in the hallways for recess, canceled soccer games and practices, and his parents heightened sense of security whenever we left the house. Many of his friends were banned from playing in their own backyards as well as ours.
Given the fear-ridden memories that the looming execution evoked for my son, I can only imagine the renewed trauma it is causing for the family members of the victims throughout the metro area. In reading a press account today, my thoughts also turned to Muhammad's three teenage kids and how the death penalty only makes more victims. Please keep them all in our thoughts and prayers.
I also remember the shootings because
Many Marylanders were angered by this transfer to
It was not until 2006 that the snipers would come to trial in
John Muhammad’s is severely mentally ill. His illness was exacerbated by the Gulf War Syndrome that he suffered from his deployment and military service as a Sergeant in the first
It gives me heart to know that, in
Executive Director, MD CASE
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