John Allen Muhammad will die by lethal injection tonight at 9 P.M., unless there should be a last minute reprieve by the govenor of Virginia.
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court denied the appeal of the Beltway Sniper.
Muhammad was convicted by a Virginia Beach, Virginia jury in November 2003 for his part in the shooting spree on the Beltway area during and around 2002.
In Virginia Death Row inmates are allowed to choose from the electric chair or lethal injection. Muhammad selected to die by lethal injection.
Today, 48 year old Muhammad, will be allowed to meet with his immediate family, attorneys and spiritual advisers. He will be allowed to select his last meal from the prison menu and must have it eaten within four hours of execution and should he decide to shower he must have that done within two hours.
So, after his busy day and without a reprieve from Virginia's govenor, Inmate #331009, will be excecuted this evening at 9:00 -p.m.
In a lethal injection execution an IV line is inserted into both arms. Once the three chemicals have been inserted the inmate becomes unconscious, the breathing stops, and finally...... the heart.