Record Nos. 981477, 981478.

510 S.E.2d 445 (1999)

257 Va. 160

Daryl Renard ATKINS v. COMMONWEALTH of Virginia.

Supreme Court of Virginia.

January 8, 1999.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bryan L. Saunders, Newport News; George M. Rogers, III, Washington, DC, for appellant.

Pamela A. Rumpz, Assistant Attorney General (Mark L. Earley, Attorney General, on brief), for appellee.

Present: All the Justices.

KOONTZ, Justice.

In this appeal, we review the capital murder conviction and death sentence imposed by a jury on Daryl Renard Atkins.



On November 19, 1996, indictments were returned against Atkins charging that on August 17, 1996, Atkins abducted, robbed, and murdered Eric Michael Nesbitt in the commission of the robbery. Code §§ 18.2-48, -58, and -31(4). Atkins was also...

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