Washington Sniper Execution in Jarratt, Virginia (USA)

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Desmond Lane, 11, stands beside his father, Darick Lane, 38, of Richmond, Virginia, with posters to show their disapproval of the death penalty, near the entrance to the Greensville Correctional Center hours before the 9 p.m. execution of John Allen Muhammad, the so-called "Washington sniper" responsible for gunning down 10 and wounding three in the D.C.-area in 2002, in Jarratt, Virginia on November 10, 2009.  Virginia Governor Tim Kaine refused to grant a stay of clemency and the U.S. Supreme Court turned down the request for a stay of execution despite religious objections due to Muhammad's mental health.