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Washington Snipers: Who Are Lee Malvo and John Allen Muhammad, and What Was the Beltway Sniper Attack in DC?

Lee Malvo (Credit: Channel 4)

The Channel 4 documentary I, Sniper presents the story of the Beltway Sniper Attack of 2002.

The six-part documentary was developed over a fifteen-year span, and offers unprecedented access to surviving gunman Lee Malvo.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Washington Killers, as well as the documentary about them.

What does it talk about?

The documentary I, Sniper: The Washington Killers follows a series of murders that took place over a three-week period in 2002. Ten people were killed and three others injured.

With the randomness of the attacks, public fear reached unprecedented levels.

What were the Beltway murders?

The Beltway murders were a series of coordinated shootings that occurred over three weeks in October 2002.

“The Ring” refers to the highway that surrounds Washington DC.

Malvo and Muhammed driving a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedans. The pair were first killed in February 2002, before their infamous October murder; Over ten months, the couple shot and killed 17 people.

Their first victim was 21-year-old cashier Keenya Nicole Cook; Cook’s aunt was a friend of Muhammad’s ex-wife, and encouraged her to seek a divorce.

Who are Lee Malvo and John Allen Muhammad?

Lee Malvo and John Allen Muhammad were the two shooters.

John Allen Muhammad is a Gulf War veteran, while Lee Malvo is 17 years old.

Although Muhammad was executed, Malvo is still alive to this day, and he gave several interviews from his high-security cell for this documentary.

When is it on and how can I see it?

I, Sniper will air on Channel 4 on January 24 at 9pm and continue weekly at the same time.

The full six-part series will be available as a boxed set on All4 right out of the box.

Who made the documentary?

Ursula Macfarlane directed I, Sniper: The Washington Killers. Macfarlane is an award-winning documentary writer who has previously worked on Untouchable, Charlie Hebdo: Three Nights in Paris and West Side Stories.

Mary-Jane Mitchell served as a Series Producer. She received calls from Malvo in prison for two years, carrying a recording device at all times to deal with the lack of structure for Malvo to access the phone.

Why should I watch documentaries?

It looks like a very well-crafted and meticulously crafted documentary, capable of providing a wealth of details about the case.

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