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Va. Cir.: Post-mortem evidence may be admissible in murder trial (access required)

A capital murder defendant moved to exclude evidence of physical damage to the victim occurring after he disposed of her body in a lake. The court declined, in part because such evidence was probative of the manner of disposal. Background In this capital murder prosecution, evidence indicates that, subsequent to death, the victim’s body was subject to ...