New county judges bring broad experiences
Carroll A. Weimer Jr., one of two lawyers confirmed to county courts this month, was once asked to defend a man who carried out one of Northern Virginia's most vicious crimes.
In the late 1990s, Paul W. Powell was convicted of the brutal stabbing murder of 16-year-old Stacie Reed in Manassas. Powell had confessed to the crime and was behind bars when his sentence was overturned by an appeals court in 2001.
Then the case got stranger.
Thinking he had escaped execution after the ...