Washington Post – 2 courts review Justin Wolfe’s case

By , Published: December 17

The battle over whether Justin Michael Wolfe, who spent the past 11 years behind bars, should be freed or face another trial in the 2001 slaying of a man outside his Bristow townhouse proceeded in two separate courts last week.

Both hearings centered on the case’s key witness: Owen Merton Barber IV.

Defense attorneys allege in court papers that Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert (D) threatened Barber during a visit in September, saying that Ebert warned him that he was in violation of his plea agreement and could face stiff consequences, including the death penalty.

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