The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the death penalty today for William Charles Morva but set aside the death penalty of a man convicted of murder and rape in Fairfax County 20 years after the crimes. The only real point ...Read More »
Defense attorneys won’t have to spend any time drafting objections to the admission of affidavits and certificates of analysis in lieu of live testimony by analysts from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. The Supreme Court of Virginia has conveniently ...Read More »
Legislative conferees wrangled for much of the afternoon today before finally agreeing on a legislative response to Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, in that case in June that prosecutors generally must present the analyst who prepared ...
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Former attorney Kristina M. Cardwell wept as she was sentenced Monday to 5½ years in prison for participating in a $1.3 million real estate fraud at the Norfolk law office of Troy Titus. Cardwell, 38, told U.S. District Judge Raymond ...Read More »