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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Dustin Turner
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A clemency petition for a former Navy SEAL trainee imprisoned for the 1995 slaying of a vacationing Georgia college student has been passed along to Virginia's next governor, a spokeswoman for outgoing Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The daughter of one of the prosecutors in a former Navy SEAL trainee's murder trial is now supporting the imprisoned man's clemency request.
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously refused Friday to exonerate a former Navy SEAL trainee in the abduction and murder of a woman he met at a Virginia Beach nightclub in 1995, ruling that another man's confession that he alone strangled the victim was insufficient to prove Dustin Turner was innocent.
Turner has maintained his innocence from the beginning but acknowledges being guilty of accessory after the fact — a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail — for helping Brown hide the woman's body.
Brown initially blamed Turner but now says he alone killed Evans.