This Day in History: March 10th


Courtesy of CBS Baltimore

Lee Boyd Malvo pictured directly before receiving his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

We Apologize For the grim nature of today’s article.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004: Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two Beltway Snipers, is sentenced in a Virginia court to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This came a day after the principal conspirator, John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to execution by lethal injection.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009: 28 year old Michael Kenneth McLendon carries out what would later be called the “Geneva County Massacre.” In a forty seven minute span McLendon kills eleven people including himself in Geneva, Alabama. Gun control advocates cite this case as one that provides great insight on why weapons bans should be put in place, as McLendon was armed with a Soviet SKS rifle, a Bushmaster AR-15 (the platform for the standard issue U.S. military M16), .38 caliber handgun, and 12 gauge shotgun.