This story is typical in saying nothing about jihad. But drawings made by Muhammad’s partner Lee Malvo suggest otherwise. Pamela has many more here.
“Muhammad execution nears, some victims’ families move on,” by Frank Green for the Times-Dispatch, November 8:
“For three weeks in 2002, John Allen Muhammad led a two-man sniper team that struck on his orders, claimed 10 lives and deliberately terrorized Virginia, Maryland and Washington.
“Call me God,” police were told in notes left at the scene of two attacks.
He is set to be executed by injection Tuesday for the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers, 53, shot in the head from long distance at a Manassas-area service station the evening of Oct. 9, 2002.
It was later that same night, in Pennsylvania, that Robert Meyers, 56, one of Dean’s three brothers, learned of the snipers’ seventh murder like the rest of the country.
“I was watching the news with my wife-to-be,” he recalled. “I felt horrible that another person had been shot.”
He didn’t know that the latest victim was his own brother.
“We saw the picture that showed [Dean’s] car and the crime scene tape and all that,” but it did not register that it was his brother’s car. “Honestly, it wasn’t really clear. It was night. . . . It blew right by me.”
At 5 a.m. the next day, a nephew knocked on Robert’s door and told him that it was Dean, a bachelor and a civil en-gineer, who was slain the night before in Manassas.
Robert Meyers plans to attend Muhammad’s execution, set for 9 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center near Jarratt. An undisclosed number of family members of other sniper victims also hope to witness.
The shootings of October 2002 put millions on edge in Virginia, Maryland and Washington and triggered one of the largest manhunts in U.S. history….