Virginia state law to change by one word
Virginia lawmakers have approved a one-word change in state law aimed at making it a little easier for wrongly convicted inmates to win exoneration.
Under the state's current law, an inmate can be exonerated based on new evidence, upon a finding that no rational judge or jury could have found sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt supporting a conviction.
The legislation approved Friday changes the word "could" to "would."
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