Skip to comments.D.C.-Area Sniper Suspect Lists Complaints (Denied Long Underwear)
Posted on 03/06/2006 4:55:37 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
Today: March 06, 2006 at 15:38:54 PST
D.C.-Area Sniper Suspect Lists Complaints
By STEPHEN MANNING
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - John Allen Muhammad, already sentenced to death for sniper killings in Virginia, appeared in a Maryland court Monday complaining that jailers have restricted his access to documents he needs for his trial on six sniper shootings.
Muhammad also claimed he had been denied long underwear to keep warm in court: "I'm very sensitive to cold," he said.
Along with accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo, Muhammad is accused of 10 killings and wounding three in Maryland, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana and the District of Columbia. Most of the attacks occurred in a three-week period in October 2002.
Prosecutors claim the pair tried to extort $10 million from local governments during their spree.
Muhammad is scheduled to stand trial in Montgomery County on May 1. On Monday, Circuit Judge John Ryan rejected a request by Muhammad's attorneys to hold separate trials for some of the six killings in Montgomery County.
When the motion was presented in court, Muhammad cut off his court-appointed lawyer, saying he never agreed to filing the motion.
"I ask for that motion not to be put in," he said. "I disagree with it 100 percent, your honor."
Throughout his legal process that began with his 2003 murder trial, conviction and death sentence in Virginia, Muhammad has actively inserted himself into his defense. Before his first trial, he briefly dismissed his lawyers and handled his own case, making an opening statement and questioning some witnesses. He eventually allowed his lawyers to return.
According to corrections officials, Muhammad brought seven boxes of legal documents from Virginia. He worked out an agreement with his jailers that gives him access to the material, but he complained Monday that prison officials allow him only limited records at any one time.
"I asked for access to all the material," he said. "All of the quote-unquote crimes that I committed occurred together."
The judge agreed with jail officials that Muhammad has adequate access to his records.
Malvo was also convicted in Virginia and sentenced to life in prison. He is scheduled for trial in Montgomery County in the fall for the same six killings. Malvo is not eligible for a death sentence because he was 17 when the killings occurred.
Some people are very sensitive to bullets.
D.C. Area Sniper Victims List Complaint - WE'RE DEAD!
I hope they leave the window open for him,and turn down the heat.
I say a change in venue is in order to ensure a fair and impartial trial. My suggestion is Barrow, Alaska.
"Area Sniper Suspect Lists Complaints (Denied Long Underwear)"
How long was he denied underwear?
How sensitive to the cold was this creep when he was living in his car, stalking human game? Somehow these exquisite sensitivities can only be experienced in jail.
He'll be plenty warm enough in Hell.
Yeah well we are kinda sensitive about snipers MooHamid.
Heck they ought to take a hint and aircondition this wingnuts cell
To be quoted back at him, once he begins faking remorse.
"I'm very sensitive to cold," he said.
Don't worry, Johnnie, where you're going it's real hot.
What a maroon! He kills how many, twelve innocent random victims in cold blood? And now he tries to play the martyr? This man would stink on ice.
There are ways to make their lives less comfortable.It's not easy to do in a system that coddles the criminals and turns them into lawsuit happy crybabies.The crimes committed by this guy put him in the scumbag category with the child molesters and rapists.
Cry me a river..... why is this scumbag still alive? Time to end his chill (no long underwear!!) and his misery. He's wasted far too much food, water, living space, and oxygen already........
He must not have been allowed to mingle with the general prison population much. I betcha a child molester would face a better chance.
How cold is it for those people he put in the ground?
Execute him and be done with it.
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