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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Criminal – Alford Pleas – Motion To Withdraw (access required)

A trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant’s motion to withdraw his four Alford guilty please, entered while the jury was deliberating on carjacking and related charges against defendant, and defendant’s convictions are affirmed by the Court ...

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Therapy, wrist surgery result from collision – $99,863.01 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 24-year-old female, was involved in a Dec. 13, 2005, motor vehicle collision. The defendant ran a red light and collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Liability was admitted. As a result of the collision, the plaintiff was diagnosed ...

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Criminal – Murder – Mother’s Confession – Suggestibility (access required)

The Court of Appeals holds that, at defendant’s trial for the first-degree murder of her daughter, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to allow a defense expert to testify regarding defendant’s mental capacity at the time ...

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Chester woman dies from I-95 injuries – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 61-year old resident of Chester, was involved in a wreck on April 25, 2007, in Chesterfield. The decedent was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by the defendant, who was backing up on Interstate 95 ...

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Criminal – Murder – Firearm Use – Custodial Interrogation (access required)

A detective who questioned defendant about the murder of a cab driver did not understand defendant’s statement, “Yes, I need a lawyer if ..” to be a clear, unequivocal request for a lawyer, but the detective did cease questioning defendant ...

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Criminal – Murder – Firearm Use – Brady Claim (access required)

The commonwealth’s failure to disclose before trial evidence that the victim of a fatal shooting was affiliated with a street gang was not a violation of Brady v. Maryland that would require reversal of defendant’s convictions of second-degree murder and ...

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Cases coming alive with doc’s expertise (access required)

A Roanoke-area doctor suddenly sidelined by chronic illness has reinvented himself as the region’s most highly-qualified litigation support professional. Rheumatologist Tim Henshaw used to help patients deal with their arthritic joints. Now, he helps lawyers by creating three-dimensional, animated computer ...

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