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Tag: execution

Nov.
11th

John Allen Muhammad: Unlamented evil

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

People may argue about the death penalty, but no one’s likely to miss its latest recipient, John Allen Muhammad of Tacoma.

Those last two words are tough to acknowledge. But Tacoma was Muhammad’s hometown and he launched his offensive against innocent life from the South Sound. He separated from the Army at Fort Lewis. He lived for years on the East Side. He stole his chief murder weapon from Bull’s Eye Shooter Supply in the Dome District. He and his teenage acolyte, Lee Boyd Malvo, apparently practiced marksmanship in the backyard

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