Tag: commonwealth’s attorney

Bondsman’s gun used in murder of Dominguez

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Content warning: This story contains graphic details of a sexual assault. The homicide of Alexandria resident Karla Dominguez last summer sparked...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What constitutes “entrapment?”

Imagine a scenario: A man has stolen several firearms during the burglary of an Old Town home. In an attempt to sell the guns,...

Your Views: Needed: Independent investigation into Dominguez’ murder

To the editor: Your Aug. 27 and Sept. 23, 2020 articles on the murder of Karla Dominguez were informative and disturbing. After reviewing the bond...

Justice Matter with Bryan Porter: The law and mental health crises

The General Assembly remains in special session as I write, so the update as to what legislation is enacted will be delayed a month...

How an accused rapist was released from jail

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] On July 29, Ibrahim Bouaichi, who had been indicted for rape, allegedly shot and killed his accuser, Karla Dominguez, while...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Questions from police

In recent news, the legal concept of entrapment has been frequently mentioned. The general idea behind entrapment is that law enforcement officers should not...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Power and Reason

On Nov. 21, 1945, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson rose to make his opening statement in the criminal trial of Nazi war...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: English common law in Virginia’s code

One of my favorite sections of the Virginia Code is §1-200, which states in pertinent part, that “the common law of England, insofar that...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Let’s disagree without becoming enemies

On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington published his farewell address, in which he extolled the virtues of republican government and warned about the...

Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter writes true-crime book about Charles Severance

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter released “Alexandria Assassin: The Parable of the Knocker,” a true-crime book about the Charles Severance murders,...