Malvo, now 21 and already convicted for murder in Virginia, told the jury that Muhammad was the triggerman in the first six sniper killings, five of which took place in Montgomery County, Maryland.
According to Malvo's testimony:
- Muhammad's plan was to set off a reign of terror and the extort millions from governments that he planned to use to start a terror camp for children.
- The plan called for the snipers to kill six people a day for a month, followed by a more deadly attack in which explosives containing ball bearings would be used.
- Muhammad modified the Chevrolet Caprice to become a hidden sniper's nest, so that they could crawl into the trunk undetected and shoot from a hole in the trunk.
- The two snipers tested the sniper set-up by shooting two employees outside a liquor store in Montgomery, Alabama. Muhammad shot the two female employees from the trunk and Malvo then took their bank money bag.
- After the trial run in Alabama, Muhammad announced that it was "to begin the terror" and they began the shooting spree that left 10 people dead in the D.C. area, while a horrified nation watched.
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