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Ex-UVA student gets evidentiary hearing in habeas appeal (access required)

A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 2012 was granted an evidentiary hearing on whether the jury was improperly given a dictionary during deliberations to resolve confusion over the meaning of “malice.” Although the state habeas court rejected this claim, the record was incomplete and conflicting and an evidentiary ...