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The Supreme Court Decides That The D.C. Sniper Is To Die Tommorrow,Tuesday November 10th,…Cancel Christmas.

DC Snipers day of reckoning is here...

DC Snipers day of reckoning is here...

The Supreme Court of the United States of America, has declined to step in and halt the execution of the convicted master mind behind the D.C. area snipings that occurred for three weeks in October 2002.

During three weeks in October 2002, Muhammad and Malvo killed 10 people and wounded three while taunting police with written messages and phoned-in threats and demands. In notes left at shooting scenes, the snipers demanded $10 million to stop the shootings.

Here is a report from the Associated Press..Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor objected to the court’s haste, saying it “highlights once again the perversity of executing inmates before their appeals process has been fully concluded.”

Stevens, writing for the three, said Virginia had short-circuited the process by scheduling Muhammad’s execution for Tuesday night, earlier than the court would normally have reviewed his petition for the court to take his case.

“By denying Muhammad’s stay application, we have allowed Virginia to truncate our deliberative process on a matter — involving a death row inmate — that demands the most careful attention,” Stevens wrote.

Defense attorneys also have made a clemency appeal to Virginia Gov.Tim Kaine , but the Democratic governor has suggested he will not grant the request. Malvo, 24, is serving a life sentence in Virginia.

 Since Muhammad’s death date was set in September, Virginia prison officials have been swamped with inquiries about its most anticipated execution in recent history.

Some supporters say Muhammad is mentally ill and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder during his service in the Persian Gulf War.

 Justice Steven’s expressed some trepidation behind what he feels is a rush to execute Muhammad.

Stevens said he remains “firmly convinced that no state should be allowed to foreshorten this court’s orderly review of first-time habeas petitions by executing prisoners before that review can be completed.”

I respectfully disagree with the Justice, and feel that it would be against the civil rights of the convicted, if he is forced to live in a state of flux,fearing for his life to end at the whim of a court’s decision to re-interpret the law.

The people have been clear in the demands, that have been reaffirmed by the highest court in our land.

Justice will be served at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Greensville Correctional Center. Muhammad, 48, is all but sure to die by lethal injection as was reported in my blog in October, when the day of reckoning was initially announced.

I do not celebrate the impending death of Muhammad ,48, but I can only focus on the 10 innocent victims, men, women, and children, all working class citizens, and can only point to the fact that he gave them no such choice.

It is cowardly for him to be begging for some sort of clemency, that is not deserved.

May he find peace in his death.

I would like to ask the readers of this article, what do you think he may be thinking about as his time of death looms closer and closer.

Is it cruel and unusual punishment to have a killer spend the next few hours in an unbearable unending anticipation of one’s own death.

I bet that he is going to be a coward all the way to his grave.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2009-11-09-dc-sniper-execution-court_N.htm

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/09/scotus.sniper/

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