A bill that would allow the death penalty for accomplices in capital crimes has made it to the full House of Delegates. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was designed to combat gang-related crimes, reports the Daily News-Record. The Courts of Justice Committee sent the bill to the full House by a vote [...]
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The House of Delegates yesterday approved a bill to expand the death penalty to cover an accomplice in a killing who shares the triggerman’s intent to kill. The House voted 73-25 yesterday to expand Virginia’s “triggerman rule,” which reserves capital punishment for the person who actually does the killing, the Associated Press reports via the [...]