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Criminal – Rape – Juror – Police Friend (access required)

Although two prospective jurors indicated they were friends with police officers, they stated those friendships would not influence their willingness to believe an officer’s testimony over another witness’s, and the Court of Appeals upholds the trial court’s decision not to ...

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Criminal – Guilty Plea Withdrawal (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to withdraw his plea of guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, based on recanting his earlier testimony, as defendant has offered no ...

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