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High Court Rejects Death-Row Defendant’s Petition (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia dismisses a habeas petition filed by a defendant convicted of statutory burglary and use of a firearm and four counts of capital murder in the 2005 slaying of his ex-girlfriend, her brother and her two young children in Norfolk. The court rejects petitioner’s habeas claims, including claims that the commonwealth violated ...

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