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John Allen Muhammad
Background information
Birth nameJohn Allen Williams
Also known asBeltway Sniper
Born(1960-12-31)December 31, 1960
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
DiedNovember 10, 2009(2009-11-10) (aged 48)[1]
Jarratt, Virginia, US
PenaltyDeath (on death row since March 9, 2004; executed: November 10, 2009
Span of killingsSeptember 5, 2002–October 23, 2002
CountryUnited States
State(s)Alabama, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, Virginia
Date apprehendedOctober 24, 2002 [1]

John Allen Muhammad (December 31, 1960 – November 10, 2009) was a convicted American spree killer responsible for ten deaths in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002.[1] He and Lee Boyd Malvo went on a murder spree, killing ten people by shooting them from a distance inside Muhammad's car.[1] The last murders however were also done outside while hiding from view. Muhammad confessed to having committed seven more murders, making a total of 17 victims.

Muhammad was later sentenced to death by lethal injection and Malvo was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.[1] Muhammad was executed by lethal injection in November 10, 2009 in the state of Virginia.[1]