The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an application for a stay of execution for convicted DC sniper John Allen Muhammad. The 48-year-old was sentenced to death for masterminding the attacks in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland in 2002 which left ten people dead and wounded three others. The denial by the high court clears the way for the state of Virginia to carry out the execution on November 10th. The killing spree by Muhammad and accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the nation's capital for several weeks. Police determined the pair hid in the trunk of Muhammad's vehicle and shot victims with a high-powered rifle through a hole cut in the car. Malvo is serving a life prison term. In a statement, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the case, quote, "highlights once again the perversity of executing inmates before their appeals process has been fully concluded." He believes the Supreme Court should adopt a practice of staying all executions scheduled to happen before justices complete their review of a defendant's first application for a writ of habeas corpus.