Hello! I have a friend who was formally charged with 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery, THE USE OF A FIRE ARM and attempted robbery. The attorney that was handling his appeal died in the mist of it all. I don't believe they made it past the (3) judge panel. My friend was convicted of the conspiracy to commit and attempted robbery and given 14 years. The jury was hung on the homicide and gun charge and at the next trial he was found NOT GUILTY for the use of a firearm but guilty of 1st degree murder and given 25 years for it. Both were jury trials in va beach. He had 2 co-defendents who were convicted of ALL the charges (seperate trials). He only wants the murder trial appealed. The murder conviction was in 2001, the robbery trial was in 2000.