The mastermind behind the killing spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C. area seven years ago has been put to death.
As some members of the families of the victims watched, 48-year-old John Allen Muhammad died by lethal injection at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarrat, Va.
Defiant to the very end, Muhammad refused to speak any last words.
Prince William County prosecutor Paul Ebert witnessed the execution.
"He died very peacefully, much more than most of his victims," he said.
Dean Meyer was one of Muhammad's victims. He was killed while pumping gas.
Meyer's brother, Bob, told CBN News that God has allowed him to forgive the shooter and that he hopes to be able to pray and share the gospel with other victims. Click play for his comments.
The infamous sniper was executed for killing Dean Harold Meyers, who took a bullet to the head at a gas station in Manassas during the D.C. area rampage.
"I would have liked him at some point in the process to take responsibility, to show remorse," his brother, Bob Meyers said. "We didn't get any of that tonight."
Muhammad and his teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo reined terror on Washington, Virginia and Maryland for three weeks in October of 2002.
They killed 10 people and wounded three others in random shootings.
Police also suspect Muhammad and Malvo were behind 14 other shootings in eight more states that resulted in seven more deaths.
The shooting spree finally ended on October 24, 2002 when the two men were captured by police at a Maryland rest stop.
Cheryl Witz, the daughter of Arizona shooting victim Jerry Taylor, said that although she was disappointed that Muhammad said nothing before he died, she could now begin a new chapter in her life.
"I've waited seven long years for this," she said. "My life is totally beginning now. I have all my closure, and my justice and my peace."