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Truth and Consequences (Virginia Law) #194357

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 10, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Richmond, Virginia: Dan Harris) The 21-day rule in the state of Virginia which limits the time frame for presenting new evidence after a trial featured; details given of the capital crimes case involving Derek Barnabei, who was convicted in 1995 of murdering his girlfriend Sara Wisnosky. [In 1995, prosecutor Chuck GRIFFITH - says this guy deserves the dead penalty.] [Defense attorney Peter NEUFELD - criticizes the 21-day law.] [Governor James GILMORE - defends the law, but allows for DNA testing in the Barnabei case.] [Columbia Law School professor James LIEBMAN - comments on the constitutionality of executing someone who is innocent.] Congressional consideration of a bill mandating DNA tests for inmates noted.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Four-part series on the death penalty on "Nightline" announced.

Reporter(s):
Harris, Dan;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:03:10

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