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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia dismisses a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in this murder-for-hire case raising multiple claims of constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel under Strickland v. Washington. Petitioner’s motions for appointment of a risk assessment expert, for appointment of a cultural expert, for an evidentiary hearing, to compel disclosure of discovery and ...