D.C. Sniper Describes Look of Horror on Husband’s Face as He Shot Wife Dead Next to Him

Daily Mail (London), September 30, 2012

Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo says in a newspaper interview that seeing the reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like ‘scum.’

Malvo expresses remorse in an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday.

Lee Boyd Malvo

The interview is timed with Tuesday’s 10th anniversary of the beginning of the deadly spree in the Washington area carried by Malvo and John Allen Muhammad.

The pair has been linked to 27 shootings across the country, including 13 attacks in the greater Washington area which left 10 dead.

Malvo tells the Post that the devastated reaction from victim Linda Franklin’s husband as he stood next to his wife when she was shot. The image of Ted Franklin’s eyes remains seared in Malvo’s memory.

Describing how he felt when he saw the man’s face right after the shooting, Malvo says: ‘You feel like the worst piece of scum on the planet.’

‘Words do not possess the depth in which to fully convey that emotion and what I felt when I saw it,’ he told The Washington Post.

Mrs Franklin was 47-years-old when she was killed outside a Home Depot in northern Virginia. She was the 11th shooting victim.

Linda Franklin

The sniper-style attacks all but paralyzed the nation’s capital, as people were shot at random while going about their everyday life – pumping gas, buying groceries, and for one young boy, as he went to school.

The shooters used a high-powered rifle, firing from the trunk of a modified Chevy Caprice until they were tracked down at a Maryland rest stop.

Malvo is serving six consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole in Red Onion state prison in Virginia. Muhammed was killed via lethal injection in 2009 for his crimes.

The shootings were detailed, meticulously planned, and far more widespread than initially predicted as Muhammed and Malvo later admitted that they also had victims in Louisiana, California, and Texas.

‘There is no feeling. At that point in time, I had been desensitized. I’d been killing people for months, if not a whole year, day in and day out,’ Malvo said in the interview with The Post’s Josh White.

‘It got to a point where I’d get in a zone. There was nothing else but whoever is before me, and anything that comes between me and, as you would say, the target, I’m either going to destroy, or if it’s too big, find a way around it. Nothing is going to stop me but death to get that done.’

Now 27-years-old, Malvo’s defiant attitude that he showed during initial interviews and the trial have all but disappeared as he reflects on his role in the events.

‘I was a monster. If you look up the definition, that’s what a monster is. I was a ghoul. I was a thief. I stole people’s lives. I did someone else’s bidding just because they said so. . . . There is no rhyme or reason or sense.’

When asked by the Post what he would say to victims’ families, the remorseful Malvo said there’s no way to properly convey an apology.

‘We can never change what happened,’ Malvo said.

‘There’s nothing that I can say except don’t allow me and my actions to continue to victimize you for the rest of your life.’

He added: ‘Don’t allow myself or Muhammad to continue to make you a victim for the rest of your life. It isn’t worth it.’


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  • Puggg

    Is he accepting responsibility because he’s accepting responsibility, or is he angling to get out of the pokey?

  • skara_brae

    Rope, knot, scaffold, trap-door, done.

  • jedsrael

    This is a big, fat, nasty, Muslim lie.

    Part of the “community outreach” movement in the Interfaith Alliance to make you think that Muslims are just hamless dusky skinned Judeo-Christians who feel the same guilts that we do, the Gentiles that is.  The J-words who refuse to go home and live in Israel don’t seem to be burdened by guilt.

    • Detroit_WASP

      North Africa is the center of Islam.  Average IQ of North Africa is 85….same as American blacks.  

    • John

      Behold, the bigot in his native habitat.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    He’s a Muslim, stone him.

  • He’s lying. Or, had a confession rehearsals.

    • tickyul

      Angling for the future……….FREEDOM…via some pinko judge.

      • John Bonham

         And a few celebrities ..

  • tickyul

    He will  get out in 10-20 years via some do-gooder judge.

    Then….well, maybe he can spread some more hate.

  • Francis Galton

    You’re wrong, Mr. Malvo: at that moment, you were the SECOND worst piece of scum on the planet.  Guess who Numero Uno was?

    Incidentally, this case struck unnervingly close to home when I was 13–my family and I happened to be at Kings Dominion on October 19th, 2002, when the snipers shot someone at the Ponderosa in Ashland, Va, only 7 miles down the road.  I distinctly remember the theme park being evacuated, and my parents positioning themselves as human shields around me and my sister as we walked.  Not good….

    Given the astronomical levels of psychopathy and anti-White animus that exist in the black population, I’m actually sort of surprised that this sort of thing doesn’t happen more often.  Thankfully, most blacks aren’t smart enough or patient enough to pull it off, either.  Maybe that explains it?

  • Defiant White

    Why is this mosquito still alive?  People say we’re a sick society because creatures like this do what they do.

    Wrong.  We’re a sick society because creatures like this are still stealing oxygen . . . while my taxes go towards keeping him alive . . . until my taxes are used to kill him.


    • John Bonham

       Just be glad he can’t vote yet .. That will be coming next..

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The real shame is that this vermin is still alive to tell us he is a monster.

    Malvo was in the U.S. illegally. He was picked up by the Border Patrol and processed for deportation but was let go. 

    Covered up by the media is is that Mohammed was a black Muslim who hated Whites and had the goal of “killing 6 Whites a day” for 30 days, 180 Whites in total, on his murderous spree.

    And, AFAIC, former black Chief Moose should be sitting in prison next to Malvo.

    Moose was convinced the shooter was White and Whites were being questioned up to the day the arrest warrants were issued for Muhammad and Malvo,  despite several credible eyewitness accounts of suspects in a dark sedan who were either black or Hispanic in appearance. Moose ‘tossed’ those reports implying they were bad witnesses

    An ATF agent member of the task force revealed that Moose had ordered that officers who checked cars following each shooting were to wave cars by if the drivers were minorities or females and to search only cars with white male drivers behind the wheel. 

    The police union claimed that Moose had the information on Mohammad and Malvo earlier than acknowledged which he withheld thus endangering the safety of police officers on the case.  


    Malvo and Muhammad weren’t stopped, because according to D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey, “We were looking for a white van with white people.”


    • Sherman_McCoy

      Remember, no matter how supposedly law-abiding or responsible any black is, it is most likely your enemy.  If 95-97% vote for “Gibs-me-dat” Obama, the odds are in your favor if you never trust one.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I wouldn’t trust a White who voted for 0bama!!

        I consider every black violent and dangerous — and the odds are in my favor on that too.


        • Sherman_McCoy

          A wise and healthy attitude to have, and to teach one’s children, too.

    • Puggg

      Now, considering his age, he would be a Dreamer.

    • John Bonham

       ( An ATF agent member of the task force revealed that Moose had ordered
      that officers who checked cars following each shooting were to wave
      cars by if the drivers were minorities or females and to search only
      cars with white male drivers behind the wheel. )

      Hey, he can’t do that , that’s profiling isn’t it ??   :~)

  • IanJMacDonald

    “The shooters used a high-powered rifle”

    I see this term tossed about by reporters, but I suspect that they themselves have no idea what it means, and could not possibly define the term “high-powered rifle” if their lives depended on it. 

    “High-powered” compared to what? a B-b-gun? Well, yes. Compared to a standard deer-hunting rifle? Well, not really.  Your typical deer-hunting rifle is likely far more powerful than an AR-15.

    The term “high-powered rifle” is a propaganda term like “assault weapons” and “gateway drugs.”  It conveys no information, but serves merely to elicit an emotional response grounded in fear from the audience.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      I suppose a “low-powered” rifle (like a .22 or black powder?) would have been OK?  Actually. more than a few folks have been killed with .22s, accidentally or otherwise. Personally, I’d like to have a nice little .223 for shooting, er, varmints.

  • Is there a parole hearing coming up?

  • I’ll admit, I haven’t thought about the sniper attacks in a while…I moved to the DC area a few weeks before it all started and remember watching people crouched by their cars when pumping gas, or walking in zig-zag patterns across parking lots in and out of stores.  Hell of a way to get introduced to the area.  Everybody assumed it was the work of some white guys, and if I recall correctly, an attention seeking “witness” from the Home Depot shooting claimed he saw a white man step out of a white van and shoot that lady.  It fit perfectly with the narrative so the media, and the police, ran with it.  I remember seeing work vans being pulled over while I was going to and from work. 

    I was 23 then, and while not a brain dead liberal, I was not yet at the point of race realism awakening that I am at now.  I remember how once the shooters were caught and turned out to be black, the story seemed to quickly die.  At the time I naively thought that this was due to the fact that people were sick of the whole situation and it was time to move on.  I mean, they got the guys and there would be a trial.  The good guys won and the bad guys were going to jail.  Nothing more to say, right?  I understand now why that happened – powers that be didn’t want anybody asking uncomfortable questions about a black Muslim and a 17 year old kid gunning down white people in cold blood.

    I don’t care of Malvo is sorry or not (and I actually do believe he feels remorse) – he deserves to be in jail the rest of his life and if there’s a hell I think Satan has a special dung heap picked out for the guy when he dies. 

    • Sherman_McCoy

      ” . . . he deserves to be in jail the rest of his life and if there’s a hell I think Satan has a special dung heap picked out for the guy when he dies. ”

      Why wait?  Send him now!

  • Good thing Malvo was not prosecuted and sentenced in California or he might be walking the
    streets again someday.

    “Juvenile killers sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in California will be given a new chance at release after they serve 25 years under legislation signed
    Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

    he governor approved a measure by state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), a child psychologist who argued that minors are immature and lack good judgment and should be given a
    second chance.”

    Liberal lunatics like Brown and Yee think scum like Malvo deserve a second chance.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    My wife (who is Russian Orthodox) doesn’t believe in deathbed confessions.  Monsters who supposedly “Repent and believe on Christ Jesus” after living monstrous lives doing monstrous things are not going to be forgiven and given a pass though the pearly gates.  But this not because it is impossible, but because it is impractical. You are what you spend your entire life becoming.  This waste of human/simian DNA is a monster.

    • John Bonham

       Just curious , how is a sin judged ?? Does God not let you in for certain sins but will let you in on others ?? We all sin , right ?  So, lets say someone repents for a rape does he get in before the repentant murderer ,since he didn’t take a life ?? I’m a Christian and do believe in God, in fact I go to church but this is puzzling..

      • Sherman_McCoy

        John, I am not saying one sin is worse than another in God’s eyes (as I understand it) and that someone cannot repent on their deathbed of even the most heinous of actions, but that is just doesn’t happen often (if at all), because as I said clearly above, you are what you spend your lifetime becoming.  C.S. Lewis wrote (I believe) that we spend our lives becoming citizens of heaven or citizens of hell.  

        That’s as theological as I want to get here.  Anyone who has read my writings in the past knows that my heaven contains no bantus.  If my disgust with africans in my midst is my sin, then so be it.

  • John Bonham

     ( seeing the reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like ‘scum.’ )

    Trust me, you were scum before that … In fact you were scum all your life this just proved it..

    • Sherman_McCoy

      And still are.

  • John Bonham

    Leave to the Washington Compost to do a “poor me”  remorseful story of these idiots 

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Yes.  So much of this case was covered up, especially the White hatred of the killers AND Chief Moose:

    Yeah, they did shoot that Negro bus driver, but the man was inside the doors of his bus waiting to start his shift and Little Sniper almost certainly couldn’t see that it was a ‘brother’ with his low-magnification, heads-up combat scope at that range.

    — John Allen Muhammad

    There is also the myth that only Whites are serial killers, not blacks (which led the idiotic Chief Moose to give blacks a pass, including the killers, and demand the police ONLY look for Whites, resulting in MORE killings).

    We see endless stories on TV of the Zodiac killer, Manson killers — but rarely to never do we see stories about the Zebra killings (71 Whites killed) or the Yahweh Ben Yahweh murders in Florida in the 80s where at least 24 were killed.

    African Americans and Serial Killing in the Media
    The Myth and the Reality

    There were many expressions of shock and surprise voiced in the media in 2002 when the “D.C. Sniper” turned out to be two Black males. Two of the stereotypes surrounding serial killers are that they are almost always White males and that African American males are barely represented in their ranks. In a sample of 413 serial killers operating in the United States from 1945 to mid-2004, it was found that 90 were African American. Relative to the African American proportion of the population across that time period, African Americans were overrepresented in the ranks of serial killers by a factor of about two.


    This needs to be repeated and posted everywhere possible, the facts are on our side despite the myths put out by the government and anti-White media.


  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Yeah, they did shoot that Negro bus driver, but the man was inside the doors of his bus waiting to start his shift and Little Sniper almost certainly couldn’t see that it was a ‘brother’ with his low-magnification, heads-up combat scope at that range.

    — John Allen Muhammad

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    My sister lived in the area and still talks about the sheer terror of that time — walking across the parking lot (actually running for your life at a zig zag), pumping gas, looking around and wondering if you were going to get shot (someone at her local gas station was shot), kids inside all the time, playgrounds empty, hiding behind trees and cars.  The terror was unimaginable.

    The area looked like a ghost town as people lived in fear — while Chief Moose searched for “White men in a white van.”


  • Guy

    “How come you said this lie?”

    Since a “lie” is an intentionally false statement, you can’t possibly know the poster was lying, even if he was badly mistaken as to the facts. So why the attitude?

    • Sherman_McCoy

      I noticed too, that the grammar wasn’t correct either.  One wouldn’t have “said a lie.”  One could have “told a lie.”   Maybe Malvo is posting?

  • Pelayo

    A murderer should die in the same way as did his victims. In this scumbag’s case how cheap would a single rifle round to the head be?
    I’d love to see Lemaricus & Letalvus die in the same protracted way as did Channon & Christopher- same beating, same sexual degradation ( mechanically administered), same mutilation, same immolation and both of them should end up slowly dying in a contractor bag. Same for the Karr “bruthas”. 
    And let their demon so called “families watch it”. 

    Why should THEY be allowed to die humanely when they don’t have an ounce of humanity or soul in their vile bodies?

  • John

    You’re disgusting.