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Detectives’ Delayed Questioning Was Legal (access required)

Police who obtained defendant’s waiver of his rights when they arrested him for first-degree murder in Spotsylvania County, and who then ceased substantive questioning when defendant indicated he wanted to rest as the detectives drove him to Charlottesville, saying he ...

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Court Rules on Discovery Dispute (access required)

In this discovery dispute in a medical malpractice case, a Newport News U.S. District Court denies defendant hospital and healthcare association’s motion for sanctions, and encourages both parties to act with civility. Defendants need not respond Supplemental Interrogatory No. 27, ...

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Prior Abuse Is Admissible ‘Bad Acts’ Evidence (access required)

At defendant’s trial for taking indecent liberties with his daughter, committed in Norfolk, the Norfolk Circuit Court will admit evidence that defendant committed similar, ongoing and escalating sexual assaults against her during the decade after they moved away from Norfolk, ...

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