A federal appeals panel seemed uncomfortable Monday with the notion of prohibiting a state court from retrying a capital murder defendant whose first conviction was overturned because of prosecutorial misconduct.
A federal appeals court intervened Thursday to halt the release of a capital-murder defendant who had been slated to go free.
A Virginia judge has ordered the defendant in a capital murder case to be released unconditionally from custody as of Thursday at 5 p.m. unless a federal appeals court intervenes.
A federal judge is barring Virginia prosecutors from retrying an alleged drug dealer whose original murder-for-hire conviction was overturned.
A federal judge is deciding whether to bar Virginia prosecutors from retrying an alleged drug dealer whose original murder-for-hire conviction was overturned.
A former death row inmate in Virginia whose conviction was overturned on accusations of misconduct by prosecutors is petitioning a judge for his immediate release.
Fifty-nine current or former attorneys, judges and members of the legal community are criticizing the appointment of a special prosecutor in the case of a Chantilly man whose death sentence was recently vacated by a federal court as hasty and suggested Prince William County prosecutors may have had an untoward influence on his decision to re-try the case within 24 hours of his appointment.
A Northern Virginia man sentenced to death a decade ago in a high-stakes murder-for-hire scheme could be a step closer to freedom.
The office of Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has declined to seek further review from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel said last month that a Chantilly man sentenced to death in 2002 should be exonerated because the prosecution improperly sat on evidence discrediting a key witness.