WASHINGTON- Lee Boyd Malvo, convicted D.C. sniper, said during an interview for a newspaper published on Sunday that a vicitm’s husband’s devastated reaction made him feel like “the worst piece of scum.”
According to NBC News, Malvo, 27, expressed a lot of remorse and regret in the interview withThe Washington Post. During the interview, he urged the victim’s families to forget about him and his partner, John Allen Muhammad, in order to move on.
During the interview, Malvo recalls seeing victim Linda Franklin’s husband’s face when she was shot. Linda was a 47-year-old FBI analyst, but she was killed as she and her husband were outside a Home Depot in Falls Church, Va.
“They are penetrating,” Malvo said of Ted Franklin’s eyes. “It is the worst sort of pain I have ever seen in my life. His eyes … Words do not possess the depth in which to fully convey that emotion and what I felt when I saw it. … You feel like the worst piece of scum on the planet.”
Malvo is currently serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole at a prison in southwest Virginia for killing Franklin. Malvo’s partner, John Allen Muhammad, was executed in Virginia in 2009.
Malvo still claims that he was manipulated by Muhammad during the attacks almost 10 years ago, but he admits: “I was a monster.”
When asked by the Post what he would say to the vicim’s families, Malvo explained that there was no way that he could come up with a proper apology for what he had done.
“We can never change what happened,” Malvo said. “There’s nothing that I can say except don’t allow me and my actions to continue to victimize you for the rest of your life.”
“There’s no way. I can’t believe that. No one can go through something like that,” Linda Fraknlin’s father, Charles Moore, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.
Moore believes that his daughter’s shooting contributed to his wife’s death several years later.
“What he did just destroyed my family. I’ll never be able to put it aside. Never,” he said.
“There are things that stand out in your life that you think about. I’m 83 years old and I’ll carry it to my grave.”