What gets me is that he maintained his innocence up to the end, claiming, correctly, that no one ever saw who
pulled the trigger, apparently trying to put the finger on the boy he was playing target practice with. What a pussy.
Incidentally, (for kahl) they chose to try him in Virginia, because a.) the prosecutor had an excellent record in gaining convictions in capital murder cases, and b.) the appeals process in Virginia is one of the quickest in the country. 6 years from sentence to death. Damn near a record in this country.