Thursday, July 31, 2003

AG Kilgore favors judicial disclosure of reasons for overturning jury's recommended sentence

Last week, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore agreed with those who have been advocating a requirement that Virginia judges explain themselves when overturning the recommended sentences from juries in criminal cases, as reported here in the Danville paper. The Attorney General said "he understands the frustration the slain deputy’s family, friends and colleagues are facing with Circuit Judge William N. Alexander II’s decision April 24 to overturn the jury’s recommended death sentence for Roy Douglas Inge Jr."

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