Monday, February 07, 2005

Federal death penalty case begins in Abingdon

The Richmond paper reports here ("Jury selection in killings to begin," 2/7/05) that jury selection began today in a federal death-penalty case that was moved from Harrisonburg to Abingdon because of pre-trial publicity.

The article says that the charges were brought under "the federal Violence Against Women Act."

The article doesn't say it, but the presiding judge is Judge Samuel G. Wilson.

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