Tuesday, November 10, 2009

D.C. Sniper's Execution Set For Tonight


Over a three week period in the month of October
2002, the D.C. sniper emerged along with his accomplice
and took the lives of 10 people. After the most recent
denial of his appeal, John Allen Muhammad will be executed
by lethal injection tonight.

Muhammad's ex-wife broke the silence last night as she
appeared on Larry King, and said that she feels like she
was the ultimate target during Muhammad's rampage. This
fury is finally coming to an end or is it?
  • Some 7 years later what are your feelings about this incident?
  • Where were you when you heard about this escapade and what were your reactions?
  • Do believe that the sentence Muhammad received is fair?


  1. I'm not sure how I feel. On one hand, I honestly think that after systematically planning and succeeding in taking 10 lives - he's more than deserving of his own execution. At the same time, isn't he deserving of another chance? Possible rehabilitation? Mercy? Grace? I'm torn

  2. His lawyer believes that he has a mental illness which is why he hasn't expressed any remorse. While what he did was condemnable, I think it's worth trying to provide him with treatment before taking this irreversible step.

  3. I wrestle with man having the ability to take another person's life. He should definitely receive a very harsh penalty, but is a death sentence it?

  4. I am torn about the idea of capitol punishment. I do think there needs to be an earthly understanding of consequences to every understanding but what is gained from his execution. Also, I am very surprised at how fast this has happened. There are people who have been on death row for over 20 years! Anyways, in situations like this, I am glad that vengeance is the Lord's and that I am not in the situation to make this decision.

  5. We have a very complex judicial system in our country, even from state to state. I still believe we need the mercy seat. After all what if we were judged by the people we have killed?
    (with our tongues) DEATH and life is in the power of the tongue :-{