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Admitting Wife’s Affidavit Was Harmless Error (access required)

A defendant who claimed his estranged wife accidentally shot herself as they wrestled over a gun that he planned to use to commit suicide, cannot overturn his capital murder conviction of his wife; the Supreme Court of Virginia says admission of the wife’s ex parte affidavit used to get a protective order violated defendant’s Confrontation ...