Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Followup VA: En Banc Appeals Court Confirms Overturning of Shooting Conviction

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Springfield man who fatally shot an intruder in his home.

The court ruled 7-4 last week to affirm a divided appeals panel’s September ruling that the judge in Thomas Lienau’s trial erred in refusing to instruct the jury on self-defense, as Lienau’s attorney had requested.
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