Summary: retired Virginia circuit court judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit from 1984 to 2000, which encompasses Charlottesville and eight counties, who in 1985 stayed the execution of Earl Washington, Jr. days before the convicted rapist-murderer was scheduled to die after Washington had confessed to the 1982 rape and murder of a woman in Culpeper but was later cleared by DNA evidence and was set free in 2001 after spending 18 years on death row.
Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack
Born: May 18, 1940
Died: February 18, 2009
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia