The News Desk is a collection of news, notes and breaking items affecting the Fredericksburg community.
OCT. 2, 2002, 6 p.m.—Fatal shooting of James Martin, 55, outside a Wheaton, Md., supermarket.
OCT. 3, 2002, 7:41 a.m.—Fatal shooting of James L. “Sonny” Buchanan, 39, as he pushed a lawnmower in Rockville, Md.
OCT. 3, 2002, 8:12 a.m.—Fatal shooting of Premkumar A. Walekar, 54, at an Aspen Hill, Md., gas station.
OCT. 3, 2002, 8:37 a.m.—Fatal shooting of Sarah Ramos, 34, outside a Silver Spring, Md. retirement center.
OCT. 3, 2002, 9:58 a.m.—Fatal shooting of Lori Lewis–Rivera, 25, outside a Kensington, Md., gas station.
OCT. 3, 2002, 9:15 p.m.—Fatal shooting of Pascal Charlot, 72, while crossing Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington.
OCT. 4, 2002—Shooting of Caroline Seawell , 43, a Spotsylvania County mother of two, in the parking lot of a Michaels craft store outside Spotsylvania Mall.
OCT. 7, 2002—Shooting of Iran Brown, 13, as he arrived at Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Md.
OCT. 9, 2002—Fatal shooting of Dean Harold Meyers, 53, outside a Manassas-area gas station.
OCT. 11, 2002—Fatal shooting of Philadelphia businessman Kenneth Bridges, 53, outside the Four-Mile Fork Exxon in Spotsylvania.
OCT. 14, 2002—Fatal shooting of FBI analyst Linda Franklin, 47, outside a Falls Church-area Home Depot.
OCT. 19, 2002—Shooting of Jeffrey Hopper, 37, outside a Ponderosa restaurant in Ashland in Hanover County.
OCT. 22, 2002—Fatal shooting of bus driver Conrad Johnson, 35, in Silver Spring, Md.
OCT. 24, 2002, 3:19 a.m.—John Allen Muhammad, 41, and Lee Boyd Malvo, 17, are arrested at a rest stop near Myersville, Md.
NOVEMBER 17, 2003—John Allen Muhammad is convicted for the capital murder of Dean Harold Meyers in Prince William County. Four months later he was sentenced to death.
DEC. 23, 2003—A jury gives Malvo his first life sentence without parole for capital murder for the shooting death of Linda Franklin in Fairfax County. He is serving multiple life sentences in Virginia’s Red Onion maximum security prison.
NOV. 10, 2009—Muhammad is executed in Virginia.