Muhammad, 45, on death row in Virginia for a sniper murder, was convicted in May of six fatal sniper shootings in
Malvo, 21, serving multiple life sentences for Virginia sniper shootings, had not spoken publicly about the crimes until Muhammad's trial. But he detailed sniper shootings to investigators, first when arrested in 2002 and more recently before Muhammad's trial, sometimes inconsistently.
The duo were believed to have shot 13 people, 10 fatally, during October 2002 in the
Virginia prosecutors objected last fall when told that Malvo might admit to other slayings in exchange for leaving Virginia's Red Onion State Prison for a federal penitentiary.
"Not just him, but anybody - they should not be able to select the prison where they spend the rest of their life,"
"I had a call from somebody in the Virginia attorney general's office who said, was I aware that an attempt was being made to have Malvo serve his time elsewhere as a part of some global plea,"
The idea, which could efficiently close open cases and was floated by
"The ... opposition of the two prosecutors that did handle these two cases in Virginia will have some bearing on this idea," said Kevin Hall, Kaine's spokesman.
Washington, D.C. radio station WTOP raised the possibility yesterday that such an arrangement could take place, but the idea's viability could not be confirmed.
Montgomery County State's Attorney
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Muhammad said Muhammad was unaware of such a possibility, and if it remained alive could have used it against Malvo last month.
"The jury should have had an opportunity to hear that ... so that they can assess his credibility," said J. Wyndal Gordon.
Malvo's lawyers did not return telephone calls yesterday.