The father of one victim tells the Washington Post that he would gladly kill John Allen Muhammad – aka the D.C. Sniper — with his own hands.

The prosecutor who sent him to death row said he plans to watch the lethal injection.

But the two lawyers trying to save Muhammad’s life say they’ve come to see humanity in the man who masterminded the random slaughter of 10 people in the Washington, D.C., area over more than three weeks in October 2002.

In fact, the lawyers say that if their final plea to save Muhammad’s life fails, they’ll go to the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarrett, Va., tonight so he won’t die alone.

“I perfectly understand the families of the victims want to throttle him,” one of the lawyers, John Shelton, tells the Post. “…But there are glimpses of him being thoughtful. People don’t want to see that. It’s much easier to wrap him up into the thing he did.”

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *