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Virginia Beach prosecutor to step down

After 12 years as commonwealth’s attorney, Harvey Bryant says he will leave office at the end of next year when his term expires. Bryant tells The Virginian-Pilot he will support his second-in-command, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle, in the ...

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Women claim victories in commonwealth’s attorney races

Virginia voters decided three contested commonwealth’s attorney special elections yesterday, and all three were won by women. In two cases, male incumbents were defeated. Megan Revis Frederick defeated incumbent Paul Walther for the Culpeper County prosecutor’s job. Walther had worked ...

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No retrial in Hash case

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh Monday moved to dismiss the murder charge against Michael Hash for the 1996 slaying of a Culpeper County woman. Hash’s capital murder conviction was overturned in February with a federal judge finding police and ...

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Prosecutor hurt in courthouse scuffle

Amelia County Commonwealth’s Attorney Lee Harrison was injured along with two others when a criminal defendant became violent at the Amelia County courthouse Thursday. Harrison came to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy who was attacked by an accused burglar, ...

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Prosecutor admonished over undisclosed evidence

A Fairfax County prosecutor received a public admonition yesterday from a Virginia State Bar three-judge discipline panel for allegedly withholding evidence about prosecution witnesses. As The Washington Post reports, the judges rejected license suspension for Fairfax County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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