- Teresa Lewis has lost before the United States Supreme Court in her attempts to stop her scheduled killing by the Commonwealth of Virginia on Thursday. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell previously denied clemency.
- “A hearing is underway to determine if a condemned triple murderer is competent to be executed Friday in light of an attempt he made to kill himself Tuesday by slashing both arms and his neck. Brandon Rhode was to have been executed Tuesday evening for murdering a Jones County father and his two children in 1998. But earlier in the day Tuesday the 31-year-old attempted suicide. The Georgia Supreme Court delayed Rhode’s lethal injection until 9 a.m. Friday to give his attorney time to pursue a mental competency claim. “
- Albert Brown, scheduled to die next week in California will find out by Friday if the injunction suspending all executions in lethal injection will or will not hold.
- Under errata, there is Joshua Wayne Andrews v. Commonwealth in last week’s edition. It is an odd case and if you practice in Virginia or intend to rely on it, please read more than our squibs. By way of additional analysis LexisOne notes: “Defendant’s capital murder convictions pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-31 were affirmed, but the death sentences were vacated, as the imposition of two death sentences upon defendant for convictions under § 18.2-31(7) and -31(8) violated the double jeopardy prohibition against multiple punishments for the same offense.”