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Competency Not Restored, Charges Dismissed (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dis­misses criminal charges against a psychi­atrist who operated a pain-management clinic and who is charged with unlawfully prescribing certain drugs; defendant is un­likely to be restored to competency to stand trial after in-patient treatment and ...

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Appeals court hears death row inmate’s case

(AP) A Virginia prisoner who killed two people during an escape was improperly denied a chance to show that he wouldn’t do it again if spared the death penalty, his lawyer told a federal appeals court March 22. Attorney Jonathan ...

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Defendant Can’t Show ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’ (access required)

A defendant convicted of the drug-related first-degree murder of two men in 1997 cannot overturn a district court’s denial of his Rule 60(b)(6) motion for relief from judgment as untimely; the 4th Circuit upholds denial of his motion filed years ...

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