John Allen Muhammad, seen in this undated file photo, is set to be executed at 9 p.m. Tuesday night by lethal injection at Virginia's Greensville Correctional Center, November 10, 2009. Muhammad was the mastermind behind the 2002 Washington D.C. area sniper shootings that left 10 people dead and 3 other wounded. His accomplices Lee Boyd Malvo is serving a life sentence. UPI/File | License Photo
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- John Allen Muhammad, the so-called D.C. Sniper, died by lethal injection at a Virginia prison at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday, a prison official said.
Larry Traylor, a spokesman for Greensville Correctional Center, said Muhammad made no final statement and that he did not hear him say anything during the execution process, USA Today reported.
A few hours earlier, Gov. Tim Kaine had said he would not intervene, clearing the way for the execution. Kaine opposes the death penalty but has allowed executions to be carried out during his tenure.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused a stay of execution Monday.
Muhammad, 48, was sentenced to death for the killing of Dean Meyers, who was shot down at a gas station near Manassas. The shooting was one of 10 Muhammad, a veteran of the first Gulf War, and his teenage disciple, Lee Boyd Malvo, carried out around Washington.
"Muhammad's trial, verdict and sentence have been reviewed by state and federal courts," Kaine said in a statement posted on his Web site. "Having carefully reviewed the petition for clemency and judicial opinions regarding this case, I find no compelling reason to set aside the sentence that was recommended by the jury and then imposed and affirmed by the courts."
Relatives of some of the victims were scheduled to witness Muhammad's death.