The D.C. sniper 10 years later

Lee Malvo talks 10 years after he terrorized a community

By Ben Feuerherd

Published October 5, 2012 7:03PM (EDT)

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the Washington D.C. area sniper attacks when John Muhammad and Boyd Lee Malvo terrorized the Washington, D.C. suburbs for three weeks. The pair shot 13 unsuspecting strangers, killing 10.

Muhammad received the death penalty in 2009 for his role in the random killings. Malvo, who was a teenager at the time of the shootings, received life in prison. He is now 27.

In a recent Washington Post interview, Malvo said: “I was a monster; if you look up the definition, that’s what a monster is. I was a ghoul. I was a thief. I stole people’s lives. I did someone else’s bidding just because they said so . . . There is no rhyme or reason or sense.”

Following his arrest, a boastful Malvo admitted to killing Ted Franklin, one of the 13 people shot during the attacks, and he laughed when investigators questioned him about it.

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