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Va. Cir.: Hearing on forensic testing is ex parte, but order is not (access required)

A capital murder defendant who sought forensic testing of certain evidence was entitled to present his argument to the court ex parte under Code § 9.1-1104. But the statute does not authorize ex parte status for the resulting order as well. Background Defendant Darwin Martinez Torres was indicted on seven felony counts, including capital murder, abduction, and ...