Washington sniper Lee Boyd Malvo speaks of his remorse
Ten years after he and a partner terrorised the Washington DC area by randomly shooting residents, Lee Boyd Malvo said yesterday that watching the husband of one of his victims as she fell to the ground made him feel like "the worst piece of scum".
Known as the "Washington snipers", Malvo, who was 17 at the time, and John Allen Muhammad began their deadly spree 10 years ago tomorrow. They were tied to 27 shootings across the country, including 10 fatal attacks around the capital. The pair drove a car modified to allow one of them to lie in the boot and fire a rifle through a hole near the number plate.
While Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in 2009, Malvo was sentenced to life in prison. He spoke of his remorse to The Washington Post, singling out the moment they shot Linda Franklin, 47, outside a DIY superstore and the anguish on her husband's face.
"They are penetrating," Malvo said of Ted Franklin's eyes. "It is the worst sort of pain I have ever seen in my life.
"Words do not possess the depth in which to fully convey that emotion and what I felt when I saw it. You feel like the worst piece of scum on the planet."
Presents unwrapped, turkey gobbled... it's time to relax
- 1 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 2 Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during #IAMSORRY art installation performance
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler after death of Phil Hughes
Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh: Voyeur doctor jailed for eight years after using network of hidden cameras to film patients, colleagues and friends on the toilet
Kim Jong-un 'in dire need of allies' within his own government as younger sister appointed to senior role
Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Michael Buerk wishes he killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell’s reputation in tatters as judge rules he used the word ‘pleb’
£40k - 45k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: A fantastic opportunity ...
£30k - 35k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: We’re currently re...
£35k - 45k per year + benefits: Opilio Recruitment: A fantastic opportunity ...
£60k - 80k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: A fantastic opportunity ...