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15 Jan 2013

Court Won’t Delay Gleason Execution

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court Appeals denied a request for an emergency stay filed Monday to prevent the execution of Robert C. Gleason Jr.

19 Mar 2012

Catholic Conference Assesses Legislative Session

The Virginia Catholic Conference experienced both triumphs and failures during the General Assembly’s recently concluded regular session. As victories, VCC Executive Director Jeff Caruso cited the passage of a bill to require an ultrasound before a woman has an abortion – and the defeat of a bill to expand the death penalty in Virginia.

17 Feb 2012

House Votes to Redefine ‘Triggerman’ Rule

The Virginia House of Delegates has advanced a bill that would make a broader range of criminals eligible for the death penalty. House Bill 389, proposed by Delegate Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, would redefine the “triggerman” rule in murder cases. The term “triggerman” refers strictly to the direct perpetrators of homicide, according to the current state law.