The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued its first writ of actual innocence and cleared Thomas Edward Haynesworth of a 25-year-old rape. Haynesworth was convicted of two rapes, one in Richmond and one in Henrico County, at the same general ...Read More »
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Defense attorneys won’t have to spend any time drafting objections to the admission of affidavits and certificates of analysis in lieu of live testimony by analysts from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. The Supreme Court of Virginia has conveniently ...Read More »
Legislative conferees wrangled for much of the afternoon today before finally agreeing on a legislative response to Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, in that case in June that prosecutors generally must present the analyst who prepared ...
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Former attorney Kristina M. Cardwell wept as she was sentenced Monday to 5½ years in prison for participating in a $1.3 million real estate fraud at the Norfolk law office of Troy Titus. Cardwell, 38, told U.S. District Judge Raymond ...Read More »