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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 11/18/2009

Closure in the sniper’s execution

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Harise Poland Wright
Silver Spring

I have been reading the debate on whether the execution of the D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad offered closure to the victims’ families. I feel very fortunate not to have been a victim, or to have lost a relative to this terrible man’s rampage.

But we all lived in fear, like second-tier victims. Many activities had to be canceled. Some long-anticipated high school graduation ceremonies were canceled or shortened. My child was a teen then, and every gathering was affected. It was hard to go outside without ducking and running.

I felt great closure and satisfaction that the D.C. sniper was finally removed from society, including prison society. This was for everyone.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | November 18, 2009; 12:32 PM ET
 
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I wasn't for me. I didn't need anyone to be killed on my account. I felt safe enough once he was captured and convicted.

Posted by: seller11 | November 18, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

There's no such thing as closure.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 18, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

It also wasn't for me. A life without parole sentence would have done just fine, thank you.

Posted by: anon82 | November 19, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

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