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DC Snipper Executed

Seven years and twelve days after being captured and sentenced, John Allen Mohammed, was executed yesterday, by lethal injection at the Greenville Correctional Center in Richmond, Va.

Mohammed, 48, and his teenage accomplice John Lee Malvo, were the two snipers responsible for killing 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C. area in September and October 2002. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison, but Mohammed was sentenced to capital punishment.

Officials say Mohammed was emotionless and calm during his final moments and refused to make a final statement as relatives of the victims watched from a separated glass window.

Mohammed was the 340th person executed in the state of Virginia since 1908. His sentence of capital punishment has raised feelings of indifference for many, but justice for most.

Muhammad's attorneys had asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they said Muhammad had brain damage and neurological problems, as well as psychotic and delusional behavior, exacerbated by the Gulf War Syndrome he suffered as a sergeant in the first Iraq war. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Muhammad's final appeal Monday, and Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine denied clemency Tuesday.

Check out the news coverage of Mohammed execution below.