RICHMOND, Va. – A judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area.
The attorney general's office had requested a Nov. 9 execution. But Muhammad's attorney Jonathan Sheldon says Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O'Brien delayed it one day.
That's because Nov. 9 is a Monday and they want government offices to be open the day before in case of last-minute court action.
Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people shot to death during a 2002 rampage that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area.
Sheldon says Muhammad will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask the governor for clemency.
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