The chilling jailhouse drawings of Lee Boyd Malvo show the teen's obsessions with jihad — Arabic for "holy war" — and the man accused of molding him into a sniper.
The most ominous of the hate-filled sketches shows the White House in the cross hairs of a sniper's rifle.
"You will weep and moan & MORN. You will bleed to death, little by little," the frightening inscription reads.
Other drawings feature cops in cross hairs, show various kinds of rifles and carry the faces of Usama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
Still others reveal that the 18-year-old Malvo still idolizes John Allen Muhammad (search), 42, who was sentenced to death last month for his role in the sniper slayings that terrorized the Washington area last year.
One sketch shows a smiling Malvo and Muhammad with their arms around each other.
"Father and son," the inscription reads.
Another sketch of Muhammad is titled "A-1 dad."
"You the man. Brave man," the adoring teen says.
Malvo's drawings were introduced into evidence by the defense, which contends they shed light on the insane mind of a young man brainwashed by Muhammad.
Returning again and again to the theme of a holy war against America — and spewing the rhetoric of Islamic fundamentalists — the dozens of sketches reveal a teen filled with hate.
For example, in one of the drawings of a cop in the cross hairs, Malvo makes it clear that he would have gone on killing if he hadn't been caught.
"You can be arrogant now, I'm in your custody. But make no mistake. I would take you out at your dinner table," he writes. "You will not escape, America. Not now, not ever."
The drawing of the White House in the cross hairs is accompanied by the prediction of an apocalypse — violence and destruction far greater than the Sept. 11 attacks.
"Sept. 11, we will ensure, will look like a picnic to you," Malvo coldly declares. "You can count on the above statement with every drop of my blood, being and soul."
He adds this footnote: "Welcome to the new war. You are not safe anywhere at any time."
Malvo drew the sketches last spring while in jail in Virginia.
He devoted many hours to illustrating his deepest thoughts and rages on page after page of blue-lined paper.
Sometimes, the pages were plucked from his cell by guards carrying out inspections for contraband. Other times, Malvo crumbled them into a ball and tossed them outside his cell.
Some of the drawings deal with race, with the young man vowing to wipe out "Uncle Tom's."
"If you are the black man in skin and white in mind then you are 'white,' you are my enemy and I will destroy you," he declares. "I don't want and will not kill you, I will destroy you utterly!"
Another drawing exhorts, "Stand up black men, just stand up together."
Malvo deals most often with the theme of jihad — holy war — announcing that he is ready to "die for the revolution."
"We did not start this flame, we merely picked up the torch," he writes on a sketch of bin Laden near a cop who, again, is in the cross hairs. "Ye shall all die! Every last one."
In another, in which he is dressed as a soldier and carries an assault rifle, Malvo shows no remorse for the sniper spree.
"They all died and they deserved it," he says. "I don't need your pity. We will not stop. This war will not end until you are all destroyed utterly."
Still another sketch shows a helicopter, a tank and a soldier firing a gun.
Using the inscription "Islam," and employing fundamentalist rhetoric, it says, "We will resist. We will conquer. We will win."
Some drawings feature characters from "The Matrix," — especially Neo, the hero of the sci-fi extravaganza, played by Keanu Reeves (search).
Others are angry messages to prosecutor Robert Horan Jr. (search)
"Wanted, Horan dead," says one.
The drawings fill up most of a binder of more than 100 pages that was entered into evidence on Wednesday. In addition to the frightening sketches, there were also letters and jail reports.
It's unclear when the jury will be given the binder.
Malvo's attorneys believe the drawings will bolster their insanity defense.
But at the teen's trial in Chesapeake, Va., yesterday, prosecutors charged that the lawyers haven't produced enough evidence to support such a defense.
Horan told Judge Jane Marum Roush that he is contending with "an insanity defense that's like a puff of smoke."
With the jury out of the courtroom, Horan said none of the mental-health reports provided so far by the defense says anything about Malvo being insane.
Horan said one report concludes only that Malvo is "severely impaired in his ability to determine right from wrong."