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Judge Orders Sniper to Maryland for Trial

From Times Wire Reports

A judge in Sussex ordered John Allen Muhammad to be moved from Virginia’s death row to Maryland for his second trial in the 2002 sniper shooting rampage in the Washington, D.C., area.

Muhammad, 44, had fought the extradition but appeared to be in good spirits after the judge’s ruling, grinning and laughing with his attorney. Armed guards blanketed the rural courthouse, with seven guards lining the perimeter of the courtroom.

Muhammad will face trial in the slayings of six people in Maryland.

He is on death row for his conviction in one of the Virginia killings.

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