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Mourners gather in memory of Virginia judge

Hundreds of mourners stood in line Friday at the state Capitol in Richmond to walk by the flag-draped casket of Leroy R. Hassell Sr., the first black chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, who died Wednesday at age 55.

 
 

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Friends of the Hassell family, Vaughan Jones, left, and George Martin, right, touch the casket containing the remains of former Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell as it lies is state at the Capitol in Richmond.


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Mourners gather in memory of Virginia Judge Hassell
Article | Hundreds of mourners walked slowly and quietly past the flag-draped casket of Leroy R. Hassell Sr., the first black chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, whose body lay in state Friday in the ornate rotunda in the historic Capitol. Hassell is the first African American granted the honor in...

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