DC Sniper to Die Tonight
DC sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight at 9 pm in Virginia. ABC News’ Russell Goldman interviewed one of Muhammad’s (and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo’s) victims, Paul LaRuffa, who amazingly survived five gunshots at close range: Survivor of Beltway Sniper Wants Justice, Gov. Kaine Denies Clemency.
Paul LaRuffa wants to know justice will be carried out tonight at 9 p.m. in the “Death Chamber” at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va. – he just doesn’t want to see it.
LaRuffa, who, by most accounts, was the first victim of the D.C. snipers, who carried out a weeks-long rampage of terror and murder in and around Washington, D.C., in 2002, says the first question he was asked after John Allen Muhammadwas sentenced to death in 2003, was whether he planned to attend his assailant’s execution.
“I’ve given every day of the past seven years to thinking about what he did to me. I don’t need to give up another day for him. It’s enough to know justice is being done,” he said of his decision not to attend Tuesday’s planned execution of Muhammad.