VICTIMS OF THE DC SNIPERS
The Memorial at Brookside Gardens to the 11 murdered by “Juvenile Lifer” Lee Boyd Malvo and his adult accomplice John Allen Muhammed in the Washington DC area in 2002. Muhammed was executed in Virginia in 2009.
This a horrible reminder that if offender advocates were to have their way and abolish the life sentence for all teens, even those most violent – the truly only “worst of the worst”, it would include Lee Boyd Malvo.
Every one of these families would have to spend every few years for the rest of their lives, and into the lives of their children and grandchildren, in some cases, going through the trauma of the parole process. Having to travel, take off work, draw up petitions, talk to the media, reopen wounds, stay constantly focused on the man who killed their family members. These families deserve the peace of a life without parole sentence, and the nation deserves to have Malvo stay behind bars serving the life without parole sentence he earned by his vicious crimes.
In Memory of the Murdered and in Tribute to the Wounded (chronological):
James Martin 55 Deceased October 2, 2002 at 6:04 PM Wheaton, Maryland
Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera 25 Deceased October 3, 2002 at 9:58 AM Kensington, Maryland
Iran Brown 13 Living October 7, 2002 at 8:09 AM Bowie, Maryland
Dean Harold Meyers 53 Deceased October 9, 2002 at 8:18 PM Manassas, Virginia
October 2, 2002. The mass killers fired shots at a Michael’s craft store, in Aspen Hill, Maryland, hitting no one. Less than an hour later, the murderers were in Wheaton, Maryland, where they fatally shot James Martin in a Shoppers parking lot.
October 3, 2002. This was a particularly deadly day. The killers murdered 39-year-old James “Sonny” Buchanon as he mowed a lawn at the Fitzgerald Auto Mall in Rockville Maryland. They then went to Aspen Hill, Maryland, and murdered Premkumar Walekar, 54, as he put gas in his taxi. Sarah Ramos, 34, was the next murder victim, being killed as she sat on a bench in Silver Spring, Maryland. Pascal Charlot, 72, was murdered while walking on Georgia Avenue NW in Washington D.C. and Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera, age 25, was murdered while vacuuming her car at a Shell station in Kensington, Maryland.
October 4, 2002. The killers targeted another Michaels store, this time in Fredericksburg, Virginia, wounding 43-year-old Caroline Seawell.
October 7, 2002. The men shot and critically injured 13-year-old Iran Brown in front of a middle school in Bowie, Maryland.
October 9, 2002. The mass murderers killed 53-year-old Dean Meyers as he filled his car at a Sunoco station in Manassas, Virginia.
October 11, 2002. Back in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the men murdered Kenneth Bridges at an Exxon station.
October 14, 2002. In Falls Church, Virginia, the serial killers murdered 47-year-old FBI analyst Linda Franklin as she loaded her truck at a Home Depot.
October 19, 2002. The killers wounded 37-year-old Jeffery Hopper as he left an Ashland, Virginia Ponderosa Steakhouse.
October 22, 2002. In Silver Springs, Maryland 35-year-old bus driver Conrad Johnson was murdered while standing on the top step of his Montgomery County Ride On Bus.