Friday, November 20, 2009
Last August, Governor Tim Kaine commuted the sentences of three members of the so-called "Norfolk Four." At the time, Kaine said he had "grave doubts" about their guilt but was unable to declare them innocent. So, Kaine granted conditional pardons, allowing all three me to leave prison after serving 11 years for rape and murder. Now, a court has ruled that one of the men, Derek Tice, can be retried because it "has not been concluded" that he is "actually innocent." See story here.