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Habeas Petition Dismissed for Death-Row Inmate (Published Order) (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia dismisses a death-row defendant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which makes allegations relating to these issues, among others:  a juror’s disclosure that his brother was a law enforcement officer,  Brady claims, defense counsel’s failure to investigate petitioner’s childhood and educational history, failure to obtain a jury instruction on ...