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11/08/03 - Chesapeake, Virginia

Second Trial in Sniper Killings Begins Monday

 The younger of the two defendants in the Washington area sniper killings is scheduled to go on trial Monday.

Lee Boyd Malvo's trial for allegedly killing a woman in Fairfax County, Virginia has been moved to Chesapeake, Virginia, not far from Virginia Beach where John Muhammad is having his day in court.

Malvo will be tried in the shooting death of Linda Franklin, an FBI analyst shot in the parking lot of a Home Depot store.

Prosecutors are required to prove that they participated in multiple murders under one of the two capital murder charges.

The defendants are charged with 13 shootings, including ten deaths, in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. They also are suspected or charged in five other states.

At Muhammad's trial Friday, a friend testified that Muhammad introduced Malvo to him as a sniper and that Muhammad tried unsuccessfully to fashion a silencer.

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