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01/09/04 - Manassas, Virginia

Sniper Mastermind's Sentencing Rescheduled for March

Convicted Washington D.C. area sniper John Allen Muhammad's sentencing has been rescheduled to March tenth.

That's the same day his young accomplice, Lee Malvo, is to be sentenced.

Muhammad's sentencing had been set for February 12th but was pushed back today because one of his lawyers has a schedule conflict.

A jury recommended a death sentence for Muhammad, but the judge can lower that to life in prison.

Malvo was convicted of capital murder but the 18-year-old was sentenced to life in prison, a term that cannot be altered by the judge.

Prosecutors intend to pursue other charges that carry the death penalty against the defendants.

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