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  • Judge orders force-feeding for convicted sniper

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/08/26/sniper.h...e.ap/index.html

    ROCKVILLE, Maryland (AP) -- A judge allowed corrections officials to forcibly feed convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad while he awaits trial in the county for six October 2002 killings.

    Muhammad had not eaten anything since being transferred to the Montgomery County, Maryland, jail on Monday, corrections officials said in court documents filed Thursday.

    He was apparently upset with the food he was being served and the handling of his legal material.

    Doctors had concluded that Muhammad, 44, was at risk of serious injury or death of he continued his hunger strike, corrections officials said.

    Judge James L. Ryan issued an order allowing officials at the county jail to forcibly feed and hydrate him.

    Muhammad and Lee Malvo, 20, are accused of killing 10 people and wounding three in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., during an October 2002 shooting rampage.

    Muhammad has already been sentenced to die following a 2003 conviction for a sniper shooting in Manassas, Virginia.

    Malvo was sentenced to life in prison for a shooting in Falls Church, Virginia.

    Montgomery County prosecutors plan to try the two men together for the shootings in their county, as insurance in case their Virginia convictions are overturned.

    They will be returned to Virginia when their trial is over.

    The two have also been linked to shootings in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Washington state.
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  • #2
    Closure. And revenge.

    Moon

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    • #3
      Can't they make it more painful? Feed him with a branding iron or something?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 27 2005, 02:24 PM
        Can't they make it more painful? Feed him with a branding iron or something?
        Or make him eat pork chops and bacon

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        • #5
          If the bastard opts not to eat, who are we to make him?
          Make America Great For Once.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Kev@Aug 27 2005, 03:14 PM
            If the bastard opts not to eat, who are we to make him?
            Maybe because having your day in court works both ways?

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            • #7
              Doctors had concluded that Muhammad, 44, was at risk of serious injury or death of he continued his hunger strike, corrections officials said.

              Judge James L. Ryan issued an order allowing officials at the county jail to forcibly feed and hydrate him.
              This ruling is like the bizarro-Schiavo world. Does anyone else notice the logic of the courts? Forcibly feed scum and forcibly non-feed the helpless.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dooz@Aug 27 2005, 09:50 PM
                Doctors had concluded that Muhammad, 44, was at risk of serious injury or death of he continued his hunger strike, corrections officials said.

                Judge James L. Ryan issued an order allowing officials at the county jail to forcibly feed and hydrate him.
                This ruling is like the bizarro-Schiavo world. Does anyone else notice the logic of the courts? Forcibly feed scum and forcibly non-feed the helpless.

                IMO, it's all about personal choice. In the case of Schiavo, it was her husband's choice, since she couldn't choose on her own. In Muhammed's case, he's opting not to eat. IMO, it's thier choice, let them deal with it.
                Make America Great For Once.

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