More than a decade after he and John Mohammed committed the notorious Beltway sniper attacks that left 10 people dead, the imprisoned 28-year-old Jamaican-American decided to go back on his word, agreeing to a recent interview with the founder of the Caribbean-centric news site, 18 Degrees North.
“I agreed to do this interview because it allows me to speak to my people — an actual Jamaican audience — something that hasn’t necessarily been the case,” Malvo told Zahra Burton over the phone.
“And I believe there’s a lot of questions that I can answer and address and also bring to light; certain issues that actually are prevalent among the Jamaican community.”
Malvo, who received a life sentence in December 2003 and has, since then, been in solitary confinement, addressed the role his parents’ continuous migrations played in his troubled adolescence and how his upbringing in Jamaica impacted his psychological development.
“The most important thing you can give to your children is your time,” he said. “Not things, not possessions — your time. And that’s the one thing I did not receive.”
18 Degrees North TV reports:
What lessons do you want to impart about what happened to you? Because from what I understand, your mom and you left to go to Antigua and after being in Antigua you met John Muhammad; and then, your mom left and went to the United States. You followed afterwards. Talk to me about what it is that you want to impart on the Jamaican people since you brought it up.
Malvo: The most important thing you can give to your children is your time. Not things not possessions — your time. And that’s the one thing I did not receive.
Read the full interview here.
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