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Virginia Governor Denies Clemency (Updated x2: Muhammad Executed)

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 3:38 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has denied John Allen Muhammad’s request for clemency, which means Muhammad’s execution will take place as scheduled tonight.

Muhammad is being executed in connection with the murder of Dean Meyers. Meyer’s brother Bob and Bob’s wife will attend the execution, as will the husband and father of Lori Lewis Rivera. Relatives of other Muhammad-Malvo victims plan to attend, too:

“Cheryll Witz is one of several victims’ relatives who were going to watch the execution. Malvo confessed that, at Muhammad’s direction, he shot her father, Jerry Taylor, on a Tucson, Ariz., golf course in March 2002.

“He basically watched my dad breathe his last breath,” she said. “Why shouldn’t I watch his last breath?””

Muhammad will be executed by lethal injection at 9 p.m. EST tonight at Greensville Correctional Center, near Jarratt, Va., south of Richmond.


UPDATE: Muhammad’s attorney and family describe him as innocent, fearless as he faces death with dignity, and a veteran who returned from the Gulf War a “changed man.”

UPDATE 2: The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Muhammad was executed at 9:11 PM EST. He did not make a final statement.

18 Responses to “Virginia Governor Denies Clemency (Updated x2: Muhammad Executed)”

  1. Mr. Caine didn’t have any glimpses of humanity I guess. You have to look just so and the light has to be just right I think.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  2. May he burn for all eternity!

    (Guess Kaine couldn’t find a way to wimp out.)

    Bill M (14cfff)

  3. May he have a ready answer for the people he murdered as he crosses over to the other side. I am guessing they won’t be too happy with him.

    The Emperor (82e13a)

  4. The governor knows that today of all days is not one on which to show mercy to the likes of John Mohammed.

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  5. allah w*rks in mysterious ways…. piss be upon them both.

    may this scumbag wind up with his promised 72 Virginians.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  6. @6

    The Emperor (82e13a)

  7. Did he write any childrens’ books in prison? That seems to be the thing to do for these slimebuckets.

    He’s coming Tookie!!!!

    daleyrocks (718861)

  8. I’ve updated the post with a report on Muhammad before his execution.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  9. I’ve also added Update 2.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  10. DRJ – The murdering PTSD killbot meme is pervasive, no?

    JD (c40e14)

  11. Thank goodness this case was not tried in the Ninth Circuit.

    Dave N (c7afc5)

  12. BREAKING NEWS: John Allen M. now executed. He will now be joined by 72 virgins……

    The Emperor (82e13a)

  13. Yes, JD.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  14. I put up a separate post about the execution, even though this one had been updated to reflect it.

    Patterico (64318f)

  15. Burn in hell, you son of a bitch…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  16. Of the four MSM stories linked here, has anyone else noticed what is missing? A little ‘D’ beside Tim Kaine’s name as the Governor who refused to save this murderer from execution. Hm. And I thought it was just Republican Governors who did that sort of thing.

    2Cents (647e7e)

  17. So I sort of wonder when it is that conservatives will apologize to Kaine for repeatedly accusing him of being a Manchurian-candidate for anti-death penalty forces that would abuse his privileges of clemency, declare a moratorium, and impose his crazy Catholic beliefs on the Virginian system of justice?

    Drew (d587d9)

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