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Criminal – Court-Appointed Expert – Prejudice – Investigator (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upholds defendant’s conviction of rape and first-degree murder of a woman, who was last seen alive with defendant, and rejects defendant’s claim that his constitutional rights were violated when the court failed to appoint an investigator to assist him in defending against the charge. Defendant argues that denial of investigative services, ...