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Wolfe Supporters Demonstrate at Cuccinelli Fundraiser in Fairfax

A crowd gathered at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum to urge the attorney general to give up fight against Chantilly man.

Attendees at Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's fundraiser Saturday night at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum were greeted by a candlelight demonstration urging the attorney general to abandon the state's case against Justin Michael Wolfe.

A federal judge overturned Wolfe's conviction related to the 2001 murder of Daniel Robert Petrole Jr. and has ordered Wolfe's release. Wolfe remains in jail pending further decisions in federal court regarding the state's appeal.

In the appeal, attorneys for the state argue that U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson overstepped his authority in barring further prosecution of Wolfe related to Petrole's murder.

Owen Merton Barber IV admitted that he shot Petrole and testified against Wolfe in 2002. However, Barber subsequently changes his story several times before telling Jackson in 2010 that Wolfe had nothing to do with the murder nor did he intentionally assist in Barber's actions on the night of the murder.

Karen Bousquet January 08, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Let the guy go, for God's sake. He spent how many years on death row essentially for selling pot????? Give me a break. Spend the resources on prosecuting real threats to society.
Danny Petrole Ghost January 08, 2013 at 08:02 PM
The guy is guilty as charged, He had everything to do with that murder.
Zeivah January 14, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Interesting.... when I read this I thought this was a story about Congressman Frank Wolfe Supporters demonstrating against Cookoo-nelli (Cuccinelli). All Cuccinelli supporters probably watch Fox News and have been indoctrinated with the propaganda machine that is Fox so other than the news you get from it I bet there were no minds changed. However - I am tired of spending Tax dollars on this trial. While this guy was a drug runner - I am certain that Owen Barber got off easy for killing someone in cold blood. I will never understand why Prosecutors rush to judgement when lives are at stake. Hopefully this will be just another stain on the Cookoo-Nelli reputation so we will not have to see this nut job get elected next November.

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