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Habeas Claim Granted for Double Jeopardy (access required)

A defendant convicted of capital murder in the 2006 New Year’s Day killing of a family in Richmond gets a habeas writ allowing vacatur of one of his life sentences on ineffective assistance/double jeopardy grounds, but the Supreme Court of Virginia rejects the remainder of defendant’s habeas claims. Petitioner alleges he was denied effective assistance of ...

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