A Virginia couple is waiting for their son to return home after a judge threw out his 2001 murder conviction, citing police and prosecutorial misconduct.
March 5, 2012Jeff and Pam Hash at their home in Crozet, Va. Their son, Michael, now 31, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life without parole in 2001 for the murder of an elderly woman in Lignum, Va., in 1996. Last week, a judge set aside his conviction. A special prosecutor will be appointed and has six months to decide whether to retry Hash. Norm Shafer/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST