Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Virginia: Request

PilotOnline reports that Del. Joseph Morrissey, D-Henrico, has written to the governor in order to seek a pardon for an "innocent" man. More specifically, Governor Bob McDonnell is being asked to pardon former Navy SEAL trainee Dustin Turner clemency for the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans. According to PilotOnline, in 2002, "Billy Joe Brown, his co-defendant, confessed he acted alone, triggering Turner's petition." Morrissey has also referenced "a new, less strict standard for overturning convictions that cleared the General Assembly this year." See story here.

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