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Police: Malvo is not believable

Post staff writer Tom Jackman covered the sniper shootings in 2002 and was the lead writer covering Lee Boyd Malvo's trial in 2003. Here is his reporting on Malvo's latest interview:

Convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, in a telephone interview with actor William Shatner, now claims he and John Allen Muhammad shot 42 people during their rampage in 2002 — a claim that those who investigated the case say is ridiculous.

Malvo’s latest version of his actions, which began in February 2002 in Tacoma, Wash., and ended with 10 murders in the Washington region in October 2002, are scheduled to air Thursday night on A&E to kick off a new series, “Aftermath With William Shatner,” in which the former “Star Trek” star revisits high-profile cases.


Malvo. (AP File Photo)

“I think Malvo’s full of crap,” said Lt. Bruce Guth, the Fairfax County homicide detective who headed the task force that helped convict Malvo of capital murder in 2003 for his role in the 10 local slayings. “He’s changed his story at least five or six different times.”

Guth noted Thursday that in Malvo’s first interrogation, with Fairfax detectives after his arrest in October 2002, Malvo took credit for doing most of the D.C. area shootings. “Then, when his attorneys and psychiatrists got to him, Muhammad was doing the shootings,” Guth said.

Guth said producers of the show told him that Malvo had admitted for the first time to doing a shooting along Route 1 in Northern Virginia. Police in Fairfax and Alexandria both scoured their files for any unsolved shootings along the highway prior to Malvo’s arrest, and couldn’t find one, Guth said.

Malvo, now 25, also made differing claims, both to Shatner and forensic psychiatrist Neil Blumberg, that he and Muhammad had co-conspirators. But the co-conspirators either backed out, were shot and killed by Malvo, or shot and killed by Muhammad, according to the versions Malvo offered Shatner and Blumberg, according to a news release about the show from A&E.

Blumberg said Thursday that he had agreed with A&E not to discuss his interviews with Malvo until after the show aired.

Paul B. Ebert, the Prince William County commonwealth’s attorney who prosecuted Muhammad and worked with the sniper task force, said there was no evidence of any co-conspirators, and “it was as intense an investigation as I’ve ever seen,” with local and federal agencies working the case nationwide.

“I don’t think there’s much credence to his claim of 40-something murders,” Ebert said Thursday. “Any unsolved shooting was looked at. Maybe a couple slipped through the cracks, but not many.”

Malvo is serving life without parole at Red Onion State Prison. He was 17 at the time of the shootings and his arrest, and a jury in Chesapeake, Va., declined to impose the death penalty sought by Fairfax prosectors. Police ultimately connected Malvo and Muhammad to 22 shootings around the country, 15 of them fatal. Muhammad was executed in November for his role in the slayings.

At Malvo’s trial, Blumberg testified on behalf of the defense theory that Malvo was insane at the time of the shooting, diagnosing him with dissociative disorder. Blumberg also testified that even though Malvo had confessed to police that he had been the main shooter, he disavowed those claims in jail, and said he only claimed to be the shooter to protect Muhammad.

Instead, Malvo told Blumberg he only shot a woman in Tacoma, Wash., and Conrad Johnson in Montgomery County, two places where juveniles were not eligible for the death penalty, as they were in Virginia at the time.

Malvo more recently has admitted he and Muhammad shot Jerry Ray Taylor, 60, on a golf course in Tucson in March 2002, while the pair were making their way across the country, a sniper-style shooting investigators had long suspected was committed by Muhammad and Malvo. Their whereabouts for most of 2002 were fairly well documented by investigators, which would not seem to leave a lot of time for dozens of previously unattributed shootings.

In September 2002, the pair committed three non-fatal shootings in Maryland, then headed south where they allegedly committed homicides in Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. Malvo’s fingerprints on a magazine left at the scene in Alabama ultimately connected him and Muhammad to the shootings that followed.

For the first time, Malvo adds a new twist, according to A&E’s press release -- that three other people were involved.

Malvo “claims that the three extra snipers were going to use silenced rifles to create terror along the entire Eastern Seaboard,” A&E writes, “but they eventually backed out of the plan, which, according to Malvo’s forensic psychiatrist Dr. Blumberg, resulted in Muhammad commanding Malvo to kill two of them for not following through.”

The release adds, “Blumberg elaborates on what Malvo confesses, and according to him, there was a co-conspirator in New York who provided weapons, one in Florida who provided credit cards and false documents and a third in Arizona who provided explosives.”

Blumberg said the release accurately characterized his contribution to the show.

Guth said there was no evidence of co-conspirators.

Guth said that Malvo was “a convicted serial killer who ruined a lot of lives, and a lot of people have trouble believing anything he says. It seems everything he does is self-serving. I don’t believe a word he says.”

A&E, and Malvo’s original lead attorney Craig Cooley of Richmond, did not immediately return calls for comment.


-- Tom Jackman

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 29, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
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Comments

The only thing I want to hear about Malvo is that he is dead...preferably, stabbed to death by another inmate.

Posted by: GeminiDream | July 29, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

The only thing I want to hear about Malvo is that he is dead...preferably, stabbed to death by another inmate.

Posted by: GeminiDream | July 29, 2010 9:46 AM
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And which of your friends or family member did he kill again?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 29, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

John Allen Muhammad's boy toy, Malvo, should have gotten the death penalty also.

Posted by: checkered1 | July 29, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Its wrong to give this loser who doled out so much misery and suffering a platform of attention. A&E should be ashamed of itself. Don't watch.

Posted by: 123cartoon | July 29, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Malvo will spend his life in jail reflecting on what he has done. From all accounts, he has realized the enormity of the crimes he committed. He has confessed and now is helping the police.
He is a testament to the idea that people can change.

Posted by: krickey7 | July 29, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait til that show comes on! Thanks A&E.

Posted by: mossmillennium | July 29, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Why do I get the feeling that he's trying to garner sympathy for himself by trying to spread the blame?

Posted by: ceebee2 | July 29, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

It was actually five others who backed out, but the other three are known only to John Allen Muhammad.

During Muhammad's trial, the prosecution's expert witness on snipers was asked if the the attacks could have been accomplished with by just one person. He answered "no." But the defense then failed to ask if the attacks could have been accomplished by three or more snipers working at once or interchangably on a small team.

Posted by: blasmaic | July 29, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if they will remind everyone that this punk was not born in this country and that he was here illegally. Or how his witch mother claimed her son did nothing wrong and this was all a setup by white racists???

Posted by: bushido11 | July 29, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I'm OK w/ it, as long as A&E gives ALL profits to the victims' families.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | July 29, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

And which of your friends or family member did he kill again?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 29, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse
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Don't know about GeminiDream, but Malvo murdered the father of a friend of my then 12 year-old daughter.

Posted by: DaveinSilverSpring | July 29, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Confessions of the DC Sniper with...William Shatner?

Seriously? The involvement of William Shatner seems a bit inappropriate.

I do have pity for Malvo, as he was only 16 at the time and seemingly being controlled by Muhammad. He will die in prison, all because he was allowed to be looked after by a lunatic.

Posted by: laney619 | July 29, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

John Allen Muhammad's boy toy, Malvo, should have gotten the death penalty also.

Posted by: checkered1 | July 29, 2010 10:00 AM
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He was sentenced to death, just like Muhammed was, but the US Surpreme Coourt overturned that conviction & said it was un-constitutional to put to death, someone who was not of age at the time of the crime.

But I'm quite sure, that at 25 years old, 8 years behind bars, that hes finally getting it. . the punishment he so rightfully deserves.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 29, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

torture him and his family members until he tells the truth...then, torture them some more

Posted by: OldSalt8 | July 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

One very interesting side-bar to this story, that has never been truly exposed, is the FACT that Malvo is an ILLEGAL ALIEN! He was in this country with his mother, illegally!!!

His mother was on-the-run in Canada, last time it was brought up.........

Posted by: mikewoolsey | July 29, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Malvo should face a firing-squad made up of the family members of his victims.

Posted by: a_DC_denizen | July 29, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Malvo's lips look a little raged. I guess he's been busy......

Posted by: askgees | July 29, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Malvo is serving life without parole at Red Onion State Prison, which i assume is in virginia rather than maryland. if so, Malvo better keep his nose clean in virginia by not killing any one else in prison (including another inmate or prison staff or guard or nurse) or he could also be a candidate for the needle. and if so, no tears will be shed..

Posted by: RoguesPalace | July 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Only half of what Malvo says is truthful. The possibility of additional conspirators has always been there, and it is a significant reason why Muhammad should not have been executed.

Many people forget that just after 9/11, the media reported that Osama bin Laden was planning to terrorize the United States with sniper attacks. The possibility that we're not getting the full picture on the sniper case is very real.

But there have been numerous sniper cases through the years around here. In 1982 there was the Pondarosa shootings. In 1992 there was again a series of shootings at Pondarosa steak houses. In 1992 there was the I-95 shooter in addition to the 1992 shotgun killer. Then in 1996 there was a series of shootings on I-95 exits that culminated in the July shooting at a bus stop in Maryland.

The Washington Area Sniper was sensationalized, but it isn't the only series of shootings in the area. Heck, even Los Angeles had freeway snipers throughout the first half of the 1990s.

Posted by: blasmaic | July 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

They should have executed the little SOB.

I am against the Death penalty (mainly because of police, white racists and some women and all their lies) - but some people need killin'

Posted by: question-guy | July 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I have ZERO sympathy for him, and he should have been executed along w/Muhammad. Despite the influence he was under by Muhammad, Molvo had to know-- even at the age of 17--that first degree murder, particularly multiple murder, is egregious and that there are serious consequences to face for committing such heinous crimes. Had these murders occurred just one year later, and Malvo would have been 18 (a legal adult) rather than 17, the whole issue of "control" by Muhammad wouldn't even have come into issue.

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I do have pity for Malvo, as he was only 16 at the time and seemingly being controlled by Muhammad. He will die in prison, all because he was allowed to be looked after by a lunatic.

Posted by: lwilliamson1 | July 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Why are the police only reviewing UNSOLVED killings that this confession relates to. Why aren't they looking at solved killings, where an innocent person might have been convicted.

The hatred on this site is disturbing. Malvo is a sick person. He has caused unimaginable pain, but he is sick.

Posted by: saymyname | July 29, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Put this savage in wood chipper.

Posted by: Trout1 | July 29, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

it's no wonder cops are kicking in doors shooting people's dogs when scum like this guy is on tv getting interviewed by captain kirk

Posted by: rev_ollie | July 29, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

WOW. When prison gets boring, this is what you have to do: Claim to have murdered more. Can this guy be put to death already?!

Posted by: FiatBooks | July 29, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, the I-95 shooter was in 1996.

Posted by: blasmaic | July 29, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

perfect example of why we still need the death penalty

Posted by: mcoghlan | July 29, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

You know; I'm beginning to think that people don't know their history.

This guy's ordeal bears similarities to Cho Seung Hui's, Sirhan Sirhan's and many others. The notion that these men were under some form of mind control while committing these actions are honest conclusions when put under through the crucible of historical fact.

Posted by: patriotnumber18 | July 29, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

This guy caused lots of pain in this region and should have received the death penalty. I will in no way support any retelling of his story.

Boycott this show on A & E.

Posted by: Rocky420 | July 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Just ignore him and he'll go away. We'll forget him until he's 65 and the Post does a 50th anniversary "where are they now?" segment. Fighting over him, over who gets to execute him, over how he was here illegally, only gives him attention.

Posted by: huguenotklj | July 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I said this then and I say it now, Malvo did all the shooting. he picked the victims. The image was Muhammad brainwashed this "kid", no this kid was willingly into killing.

Posted by: oknow1 | July 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I fully expect Obama to grant Malvo an Executive Affirmative Action Presidential Pardon. It's a new category for those poor folks of color (you know, like Husseini Obama said on the view, "mongrels") that were disadvantaged as youth and committed crimes that, like the murderers of Christ, "knew not what they were doing".

Posted by: JamesChristian | July 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse


Cant another inmate shank Malvo as a public service?

Posted by: nuke41 | July 29, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm not what I find most appalling. That any TV network would conduct a news "special" on this waste product? That this scumbag is even still alive and has not been beaten, tortured, raped, and murdered while in jail? Or that WILLIAM SHATNER -- does he really need the money? -- is hosting this thing?

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps he is creating things in a self-preservation state-of-mind. Thinking that if he stays interesting, then he'll never be put on death row. He has already passed that stage of his hearing and he will serve life. But paranoia may have him thinking nothing is out of reach.

The best and only thing left for Malvo is to hopefully find a spiritual connection with God before his death. Only God and Malvo can ever truly understand why he committed such evil acts against his fellow man.

Posted by: jmounadi | July 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

krickey7 said:

"Malvo will spend his life in jail reflecting on what he has done. From all accounts, he has realized the enormity of the crimes he committed. He has confessed and now is helping the police. He is a testament to the idea that people can change."

Wonderful. You can testify at Charles Manson's next parole hearing, and when they release him, he can come live with you.

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

blasmaic said:

"But there have been numerous sniper cases through the years around here. In 1982 there was the Pondarosa shootings. In 1992 there was again a series of shootings at Pondarosa steak houses. In 1992 there was the I-95 shooter in addition to the 1992 shotgun killer. Then in 1996 there was a series of shootings on I-95 exits that culminated in the July shooting at a bus stop in Maryland."

Actually, the attacks at the Ponderosa steak houses were attacks of heartburn, indigestion and diarrhea.

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Someone tell me, what the h**l was William Shatner having a conversation with Malvo? He's not allowed to make money off his story. There's nothing I want to know more of this case, so WILLIAM SHATNER - get a life already! Forget this kid, give him no more attention and let him die off.

Posted by: LyndaLBD | July 29, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Americans kill me lol

When they were driving around killing, people were scared now he's behind bars all the tough talk is coming out. Fakes!

John Allen Muhammad
Should be in Jail but MD gave up there right to punish him so VA could dust off the old chair again.

What a Sad country!

Posted by: shamken | July 29, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Malvo will spend his life in jail reflecting on what he has done. From all accounts, he has realized the enormity of the crimes he committed. He has confessed and now is helping the police.
He is a testament to the idea that people can change.

Posted by: krickey7 |

So what makes you think that he's changed? And he's helping the police? The only testament is that you are a dumb a** idiot.

Posted by: redskinfan4life1 | July 29, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Malvo will spend his life in jail reflecting on what he has done. From all accounts, he has realized the enormity of the crimes he committed. He has confessed and now is helping the police.
He is a testament to the idea that people can change.

Posted by: krickey7 |

So what makes you think that he's changed? And he's helping the police? The only testament is that you are a dumb a** idiot.

Posted by: redskinfan4life1 | July 29, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

@Shamken: If Americans are killing you, please be safe and leave. Go back to your country, where people like you are sane!
How is that LOL?

Posted by: billkass | July 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

The one thing that gnaws at me about this case is that we never got an explanation for why this killing spree. We don't know why it started, and we really don't know what the aim was. I don't buy the bit about going after Muhammad's ex-wife, since they tracked her down and could have killed her if they wanted. The suggestion of some blackmail plot came only after the sniping began, so wasn't part of the original idea. So how do you persuade a high school student to pick up a rifle and kill people? Malvo's years in solitary at Red Onion haven't helped his memory, it seems. However crazed this spree was, there has to be a reason for it. As far as how many they killed, I am sure there are more we don't know about.

Posted by: edwardallen54 | July 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

shamken said:

"Americans kill me lol

"When they were driving around killing, people were scared now he's behind bars all the tough talk is coming out. Fakes!

"John Allen Muhammad Should be in Jail but MD gave up there right to punish him so VA could dust off the old chair again.

"What a Sad country!"

I don't know what country you're in, but you're obviously removed from just how horrible the DC Sniper era was. Having lived through the episodes in 2002, I'd be more than happy to paint a bulls-eye on your forehead and aim the gun at your head for about a month or so, having you never know when or if I'd pull the trigger. Then we'll see who's a fake, and this American, indeed, will kill you. And then I'll "LOL" about that.

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

fully expect Obama to grant Malvo an Executive Affirmative Action Presidential Pardon. It's a new category for those poor folks of color (you know, like Husseini Obama said on the view, "mongrels") that were disadvantaged as youth and committed crimes that, like the murderers of Christ, "knew not what they were doing".

Posted by: JamesChristian | July 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Malvo will spend his life in jail reflecting on what he has done. From all accounts, he has realized the enormity of the crimes he committed. He has confessed and now is helping the police.
He is a testament to the idea that people can change.

Posted by: krickey7 |

Strong proof that idiots exist on both sides of the political spectrum

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | July 29, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

edwardallen54 said:

"The one thing that gnaws at me about this case is that we never got an explanation for why this killing spree. We don't know why it started, and we really don't know what the aim was. I don't buy the bit about going after Muhammad's ex-wife, since they tracked her down and could have killed her if they wanted. The suggestion of some blackmail plot came only after the sniping began, so wasn't part of the original idea. So how do you persuade a high school student to pick up a rifle and kill people? Malvo's years in solitary at Red Onion haven't helped his memory, it seems. However crazed this spree was, there has to be a reason for it. As far as how many they killed, I am sure there are more we don't know about."

I believe the explanation was the $10 million they were going to demand to stop the killings.

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Idiot might have been manipulated but he knew right from wrong. He had every chance to escape. As stated on toyota runaway org he should be a Slave working everyday for nothing. If he disobeys he should be whipped like the Slave on toyota runaway org. He should also be made to get a haircut.

Posted by: Moley2 | July 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

John Allen Muhammad's boy toy, Malvo, should have gotten the death penalty also.

Posted by: checkered1 | July 29, 2010 10:00 AM
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He was sentenced to death, just like Muhammed was, but the US Surpreme Coourt overturned that conviction & said it was un-constitutional to put to death, someone who was not of age at the time of the crime.

But I'm quite sure, that at 25 years old, 8 years behind bars, that hes finally getting it. . the punishment he so rightfully deserves.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 29, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse


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Don't pick up the soap.

OPPS. TOO LATE

Posted by: sherardg | July 29, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Malvo will spend his life in jail reflecting on what he has done. From all accounts, he has realized the enormity of the crimes he committed. He has confessed and now is helping the police.
He is a testament to the idea that people can change.

Posted by: krickey7 |


Did you even READ the article? It said nothing about him helping the POLICE. He mentioned these additionla killings he said he did to William Shatner in a TV interview- presumably to get people to pay attention to him.

If he was helping the police, he would have been talking about such things TO the police, not to a TV show. Clearly, he has not "realized the enormity of his crimes" if he can't be bothered to tell his story to the police- with names and dates. All he's done is alluded to donig more. If he was helping the people, he would have said "And I killed this white guy in a pickup truck as he was driving down Route 1 in July"- not suggested in general that he killed someone along Route 1. Even if he didn't know the victim's names- presumably he would have remembered when and where- but he never mentioned such things to the police or even to Shatner in the interview(since such would have been menioned in this article)- i.e. he's lying.

Posted by: barbaramusser | July 29, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Its wrong to give this loser who doled out so much misery and suffering a platform of attention. A&E should be ashamed of itself. Don't watch.

Posted by: 123cartoon

Remember, we have been making movies about gangsters and serial killers for as long as I can remember. We do documentaries on Al Capone, Jeffrey Dalmer, John Wayne Gasey, Charles Manson, John Gatti, Son of Sam, Ted Bundy. We make them into celebs so why is this guy the exception in your mind? Where is the outrage from you when we glamorize and romanticize these guys?

Posted by: ged0386 | July 29, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Malvo isn't going anywhere, so relax. And, enough with the illegal immigrant sillines. It has nohing to do with what he did.

Posted by: jckdoors | July 29, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

LyndaLBD

Nothing new about interviewing killers. I see it on A&E all the time. He is one of many. Why are we now uptight about it? Its about ratings and people will watch.

Posted by: ged0386 | July 29, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

One very interesting side-bar to this story, that has never been truly exposed, is the FACT that Malvo is an ILLEGAL ALIEN! He was in this country with his mother, illegally!!!

His mother was on-the-run in Canada, last time it was brought up.........

Posted by: mikewoolsey


What is more interesting is how americans have become obsessed with who is here legally only over the last 5 years. Its about 25 years to late to start concerning yourself with who is here legally. At the time we were too busy obsessing over young black women on welfare to care who was here illegally.

Posted by: ged0386 | July 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Malvo's status as an immigrant is important to the story. He was an illegal immigrant, I guess he still is. He won't be deported until his time is completed and he has a life sentence with parole.

What is important though is the fact that Malvo wasn't raised in an anti-gun culture. Young blacks in America receive a steady message about the danger of guns. When Malvo arrived here in his mid-teens, he didn't have the background to understand how ludicrous Muhammad's plans were.

Posted by: blasmaic | July 29, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse


"Police Say DC Sniper Not Believable"

Ya know, if you can't trust the word of a sniper...

Posted by: DaveGeorge1 | July 29, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

so a young black male age 17 cant be brainwashed by a grown black man, but Patricia "Patti" Hearst, at least 20years old, and caucasian, "was" brained washed into robbing banks by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). You racists just dont know when to stop!

Posted by: DCYoungin | July 29, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

ged0386 said:

"Remember, we have been making movies about gangsters and serial killers for as long as I can remember. We do documentaries on Al Capone, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gasey, Charles Manson, John Gotti, Son of Sam, Ted Bundy. We make them into celebs so why is this guy the exception in your mind? Where is the outrage from you when we glamorize and romanticize these guys?"

Charles Manson did not kill anyone, though he did leave something witchy.

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

From this article, it sounds to me like Malvo has admitted shooting the fellow in Arizona on the golf course.
Arizona, bring him to justice and seek the death penalty.
In that fashion, we won't have to hear such prison BS from an already covicted murderer [much less see it on television], again.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | July 29, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Denny Crain!

Posted by: tyroneshoelaces | July 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

While I have nothing but contempt for Malvo and still cannot understand how the worthless sociopath escaped the death penalty, Paul Ebert's dismissive comment about unsolved shootings, and "a couple may have slipped through the cracks" absolutely infuriates me. Would he be so cavalier if one of those had been his family or a loved one? Yes, a murderer is incarcerated, but even if there is just a slim chance more could be solved, I would think law enforcement would do their jobs determine whether Malvo's statement has any credibility.

As for A&E and their sleazy attempt at entertainment, I don't have to watch it. I, along with a million plus others in the DC area, lived through it.

Posted by: Frustratededucator | July 29, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I apologize to the golfer's family for mentioning this. But on paper, the Arizona golfer hit Malvo was involved in is kind of an amusing concept during this recessionary time period.

Posted by: chris3 | July 29, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Lets bring back public hangings and say good riddance to these nappy haired criminal types.

Posted by: hyroller56 | July 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Lets bring back public hangings and say good riddance to these nappy haired criminal types.

Posted by: hyroller56 | July 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Aww, come on now! Just look at Malvo in that picture...

Now I ask you, would this cold-blooded, murdering psychopath lie to us?


Posted by: Gladiator2008 | July 29, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

WHAT A HOAX WHAT A HOAX WHAT A HOAX

Now the authorities say Malvo is not believable???!! How about when he was supposedly confessing that he pulled the trigger on ONE victum, the basis of both convictions. Who beleives a few retards did all this?

There is only planted evidence and a scam trial in a whole bunch of jurisdictions. YOU CANNOT SHOOT THAT MANY POEPLE WITH NO WITNESSES WITH POOR SIGHTING THROUGH SOME HOLE IN THE TRUNK OF A SEDAN THAT IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO FIT A BUSHMASTER RIFLE-SHOOTER ASSEMBLY.

Just look at the uncertainties TO THIS DAY:

“I think Malvo’s full of crap,” said Lt. Bruce Guth, the Fairfax County homicide detective who headed the task force that helped convict Malvo of capital murder in 2003 for his ROLE in the 10 local slayings. “He’s changed his story at least five or six different times.”

Guth noted Thursday that in Malvo’s first interrogation, with Fairfax detectives after his arrest in October 2002, Malvo took credit for doing most of the D.C. area shootings. “Then, when his attorneys and psychiatrists got to him, Muhammad was doing the shootings,” Guth said."

"Police ultimately CONNECTED Malvo and Muhammad to 22 shootings"

"At Malvo’s trial, Blumberg testified on behalf of the defense theory that Malvo was INSANE at the time of the shooting, diagnosing him with dissociative disorder. Blumberg also testified that even though Malvo had confessed to police that he had been the main shooter, he disavowed those claims in jail, and said he only claimed to be the shooter to protect Muhammad."

AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF...

"Guth said...I don’t believe a word he says.”

THE REAL KILLERS IN THE DC SNIPING SPREE ARE ON THE LOOSE.

Posted by: punkumin | July 29, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

As to why they did it, my understanding was that Muhammad had lost custody of his children, and intended to kill his wife to get them back, covering up his involvement in that murder with a smokescreen of all the other killings.

Am I remembering that correctly?

Posted by: Georgetwoner | July 29, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who stalks and murders people on multiple separate occasions should be quickly put to death without exception. Anything less is cowardly and an affront to the victims and their families.

Posted by: cleatus1 | July 29, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

punkumin said:

"WHAT A HOAX WHAT A HOAX WHAT A HOAX

"THE REAL KILLERS IN THE DC SNIPING SPREE ARE ON THE LOOSE."

Please turn yourself in.

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

hyroller56 said:

"Lets bring back public hangings and say good riddance to these nappy haired criminal types."

Imus, is that you???!!!

Posted by: glazer68 | July 29, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

another washington area thug serial killer found:

WASHINGTON - A Prince George's County jury indicted a man on multiple murder charges -- a man police say is a "serial killer."
Jason Thomas Scott, 27, of Upper Marlboro is a former UPS worker whom Prince George's County' police chief says is a methodical serial killer.

Scott is charged with with two counts of first-degree murder in the March 2009 slayings of nurse Delores Dewitt and her 20-year-old student daughter, Ebony. The two women were found in a burning car that had been stolen.

Police say those killings are linked to a January 2009 slaying of Karen Lofton, another Prince George's County nurse, and her daughter Karissa Lofton, a student

Posted by: charlietuna666 | July 29, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

He's got nothing to lose, why not lie about his life with John Allen? I am strongly opposed to this creature living after all the lives he's taken. He knew what he was doing was wrong, and should pay for his actions with his life.

Posted by: skinfreak | July 29, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

why is American media dedicated to giving the lowest of the low time? Shatner should spend time interviewing the victim's families and the Post should bury something like this in the classified section for used shoes. That Malvo is fed daily with three squares, cloathed and protected is travesty enough.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | July 29, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

It is distressing, appalling, and down right wrong, that this killer
should get another 2 seconds of infamous fame. More importantly,
is the fact that this killer and his accomplice were known as (and still are) as the D.C.Sniper,when in reality,most of all the horrific crimes were committed in Maryland, with one or two
in Virginia, (God rest their souls). The victims/people in Maryland have had to endure the fact that the media has been demeaning and dismissive in not giving proper or real recognition to these awful events. I know the D.C. Headline would probably grab more
readers, but MARYLAND matters, and their lives mattered. They
deserved more reverence. These killers were captured in Maryland. The press reported many times that they were caught,"outside the D.C. area". This is just wrong on so many
levels. Disgraceful.

Posted by: antiqueheart | July 29, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

punkumin:
Gee, you seem just a bit delusional yourself.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | July 29, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

My opinion is neither one of the snipers should have been brought in alive. A trial is not what the public wanted or needed.

Posted by: mike_darling88 | July 29, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Neither sniper should have been brought in alive.

Posted by: mike_darling88 | July 29, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

My opinion is neither one of the snipers should have been brought in alive. A trial is not what the public wanted or needed.

Posted by: mike_darling88 | July 29, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

First time post

Posted by: mike_darling88 | July 29, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

krickey7, your comments are quintessential bleeding heart liberal.

Posted by: PithyOpiner | July 29, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Malvo also says there were two other co-conspirators that were never caught. Maybe these were the gunmen driving the white van? The police dropped this case far too early, and needed to continue the investigation to ensure everyone involved was captured. We have had killers in our midst now for almost a decade as a result.

Posted by: edwardallen54 | July 29, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Malvo has NOTHING to Lie about you dummies..

Same stupid policemen who said to look for a white van too..

If he killed more then 22 people oh WTH.. the Police aren't concerned.

Typical.

Posted by: digtldesk | July 29, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

These two cretins made life a Hell on earth for those of us who live in the VA/MD area. If you were not here then, you have no idea. NOWHERE was safe.

We couldn't go ANYWHERE -- the gas station, the bus stop, Home Depot, school, the local steak house -- without being in fear for our and our children's lives.

I am not a vindictive woman, but Malvo needs to be the same place that Muhammad is.

Posted by: rebwt | July 30, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Anyone showing sympathy for this cretin needs to have lived through the nightmare that he and Muhammad caused.

We and our children couldn't go ANYWHERE without looking over our shoulders for the bullet. Not to a steakhouse, not to the gas station, not to the bus stop, not to Home Depot, not to our schools, not to our kids' soccer games, not to Friday night football games, not to the mall, not to the grocery store, not even into our own yards. NOWHERE.

I am not a vindictive woman, but Muhammad is where he deserves to be. Malvo will join him eventually.

Posted by: rebwt | July 30, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

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