Federal Judge in Virginia Tosses Death Sentence

By LARRY O'DELL
|  Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011  |  Updated 8:38 PM EDT
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Federal Judge in Virginia Tosses Death Sentence

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A federal judge in Norfolk has vacated the conviction and death sentence of a Virginia man in the slaying of his marijuana supplier.

U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson ruled Tuesday that Justin Michael Wolfe was denied his due process rights when prosecutors withheld information from his attorneys.

Wolfe had claimed that he was wrongly convicted in the murder-for-hire of 21-year-old Daniel Petrole Jr. in 2001 in Prince William County.

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