Saturday, February 7, 2009
Lawyers for Edward N. Bell made a final appeal to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) this week, asking him to commute the Bell's death sentence to life in prison. Bell was convicted of the shooting death of a police Sergent in 1999, but continues to claim that he was not the one who pulled the trigger. It is reported that the case could be a "land mine" politically for Kaine's Republican opponent in 2005. See full story here.