Dawud M. Mu'Min

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Dawud Majid Mu'Min (born as David Michael Allen) (May 19, 1953 – November 13, 1997) was a convicted murderer executed by the State of Virginia for the September 22, 1988, killing of a retailer. He was serving a 48 year prison sentence for a 1973 murder conviction of a taxi driver in Grayson County. While in prison, he converted to Islam.

Mu'Min was assigned to a daily work crew detail with the Virginia Department of Transportation in Dale City. During his lunch break, he left his group, which was supervised only by an unarmed transportation crew worker, and made his way to a nearby business, Dale City Floors in the Ashdale Shopping Center, and found Gladys Nopwasky, the proprietor. He raped her and then stabbed her 16 times in the neck and chest with a screwdriver. He took $4.00 and returned to the road detail, leaving Nopwasky's half-naked body lying in a pool of her blood.

Mu'Min was arrested and convicted of capital murder. The Corrections Department, meanwhile, responded to public outcry over the killing by revamping its 80-year-old practice of using inmate labor outside the prison fences. Virginia now allows only inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes and considered to be low security risks to take part in work details, which are supervised by armed corrections officers.

Mu'Min was put to death by lethal injection at Greensville Correctional Center.[1]

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