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Criminal – Death Penalty – Murder Of Family – Age- Based Statute (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upholds the capital murder conviction and death sentence of a defendant who killed a couple and their two young daughters, over an equal protection challenge by defendant to application of Va. Code Sect. 18.2-31(12). The pertinent statute provides that capital murder includes the willful, deliberate and premeditated killing of a person ...