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Order Barring Retrial Is Reversed (access required)

In a 2-1 split, a 4th Circuit panel says a Virginia federal district court abused its discretion when it said the commonwealth was barred from retrying a defendant on a murder-for-hire charge after prosecutors contacted the chief prosecution witness about his proposed testimony at any retrial. In 2012, we affirmed a judgment vacating Justin Wolfe’s 2002 ...