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Writ granted on lawyer’s testimony against client (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted review in the case of Mario Turner, the defendant convicted with his former defense lawyer’s testimony. Turner’s case surprised some criminal defense lawyers last July, when the Virginia Court of Appeals approved the ...

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Prosecutor charged with DUI

A lawyer in the Spotsylvania County commonwealth’s attorney’s office is charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a three-vehicle accident. The Free Lance-Star reports Amy Marie Harper, 38, of Fredericksburg has been suspended by boss Bill Neely, ...

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Judge who denied plea deal targeted for murder, authorities say

A robbery suspect allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill a Virginia Beach judge who rejected a proposed plea bargain. David Hugh Hance, already in jail on an attempted bank robbery charge, has been accused of soliciting for ...

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