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Death Penalty Overturned in Murder-for-Hire Case (access required)

In a 2002 prosecution for murder-for-hire in Prince William County, the prosecutors violated defendant’s due process rights by withholding potential impeachment evidence and knowingly presenting false testimony from the key prosecution witness, and a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and vacates his conviction and death sentence. Petitioner Justin ...