Friday, January 04, 2008

Fourth Circuit affirms denial of post-conviction relief in Winchester death penalty case

In Bell v. Kelly, the Fourth Circuit in a 19 page opinion by Judge Shedd, joined by Judges Niemeyer and Duncan, affirmed the decision by Chief Judge Jones of the W.D. Va. to deny the petition for habeas corpus of Edward N. Bell, who was sentenced to death in state court for the murder of a Winchester police sergeant in 1999.

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