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Criminal – Habeas – Capital Murder – Guilty Plea – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies post-conviction relief to a woman who pleaded guilty to capital murder for hire of her husband and adult step-son in order to collect insurance money. Weighing the aggravating circumstances surrounding the murders against the totality of the available mitigating evidence, the court concludes the Supreme Court of Virginia’s decision ...