Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
FAIRFAX, Va.– Today, State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City), Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) and Delegate David Ramadan (R-Loudoun) announced the formation of the “Redskins Pride Caucus,” a bipartisan group of Virginia state legislators representing professional football fans in the Commonwealth.
The RPC also announced its founding principles which are —
#1- Providing a voice for Redskins fans and season tickets holders.
#2- Supporting the Redskins franchise, a Virginia-based business that generates hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable revenue for schools, roads, public safety and other important public services in the Commonwealth.
#3- Opposing the inappropriate involvement of the United States Congress in issues surrounding the Redskins franchise and its supporters.
#4- Supporting commercial freedom in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rights of businesses to their own brands and intellectual property.
Senator Petersen, Delegate Miller and Delegate Ramadan will join other legislators today, before the House of Delegates convenes, at 3:30 p.m. in the Media Room of the General Assembly Building to hold a press conference announcing the formation of the Redskins Pride Caucus. All are welcome to attend.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, State Politics
Tags: legislators, sports