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Criminal – Death Penalty – Murder For Hire – Mitigation – Mental Retardation (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia dismisses the habeas petition filed by a woman sentenced to death for her role in a plot to murder her husband and stepson in order to collect life insurance proceeds, in which petitioner claims her trial counsel failed to investigate and present mitigation evidence at sentencing relating to her mental ...