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Hearing Ordered on ‘Actual Innocence’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court orders an evidentiary hearing on the question of whether petitioner has made a gateway showing of actual innocence sufficient to excuse the procedural default of certain constitutional claims in the murder-for-hire of petitioner’s girlfriend. The court denied petitioner habeas relief on Aug. 1, 2011. The 4th Circuit granted a certificate of ...

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