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Recanted testimony not enough for ?innocence' (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that recantation of testimony by key witnesses was not enough for two inmates to prove their innocence. The cases, Carpitcher v. Commonwealth (VLW 007-6-042) and Johnson v. Common-wealth (VLW 007-6-028), were the Supreme Court's first opportunity to interpret the 2004 law that gave inmates an opportunity to prove their ...

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