Tag Archives: Virginia Circuit Courts

Leaving Children With Sex Offender Was ‘Neglect’ (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court rejects a petition for review of findings by the social services department that petitioner mother physically neglected her children by knowingly leaving them with an unregistered sex offender whom she knew had been convicted of ...

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Court Upholds Virginia Capital Sentencing Laws (access required)

A Virginia defendant cannot overturn his 2011 death sentence based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court declaring unconstitutio nal Florida’s capital-sentencing scheme, in which a jury renders an “advisory sentence” but a judge must independently weigh the aggravating and mitigating ...

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