Lee Malvo, one of the suspects in last fall’s sniper attacks, told investigators that he and his partner shot some of their victims in the head for the “horrific effect,” The Washington Post reported this week. In a statement to police, Malvo allegedly bragged about his marksmanship, and said that the purpose of the killings was to “terrorize” the population around Washington, D.C. Malvo, now 18, and John Muhammad, 42, reportedly each shot some of the victims, 11 of whom died. One of the men acted as the sniper; the other scouted for police and victims, alerting the shooter by walkie-talkie. Malvo said that when it was his turn to shoot, he waited for a clear shot, and killed whoever “came into my sights.”
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