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SCV: Successive-murder convictions merit multiple sentences (access required)

A defendant who murdered two victims within three years was subject to conviction and sentencing for both crimes under the statutory provision addressing such successive murders. Although the separate indictments merely changed the order in which victims were named, the double sentences did not violate constitutional protections against double jeopardy. Background In December 2003, Defendant Charles Severance ...