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Suffolk PD pays tribute to the late Jay Underwood

Dear Editor: John H. “Jay” Underwood II, founding Public Defender for the City of Portsmouth, recently lost an 18-month battle to pancreatic cancer, a fight he took on as strongly as he took on prosecutors seeking to convict his clients. (See obituary, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 10, 2008). Jay opened the Portsmouth Public Defender’s Office in 1986 ...

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