Federal Appeals Court Steps In On Release of Justin WolfeA federal appeals court intervened Thursday to halt the release of a capital-murder defendant who had been slated to go free.
Judge: Wolfe Must Be Released This Week Unless Feds Step In A Virginia judge has ordered the defendant in a capital murder case to be unconditionally released from custody as of Thursday at 5 p.m. unless a federal appeals court intervenes.
Key Witness in Murder Trial Recants Testimony After Suspect Spent 10 Years on Death RowNo one was more instrumental in putting then-20-year-old Justin Wolfe on death row than his one-time associate, Owen Barber IV. And no one was more crucial a decade later in getting Justin Wolfe off death row than Barber, who eventually recanted the testimony against Wolfe that was integral to Wolfe's capital murder conviction.

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