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‘Actual Innocence’ Writ Denied to Ex-Seal Trainee (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia unanimously rejects the appeal of Navy Seal ex-trainee Dustin Turner, who sought a writ of actual innocence after a codefendant confessed to the murder of a young woman the two had met in a Virginia Beach nightclub in 1995; the high court found conflicts in the codefendant’s recantation testimony, and ...