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Tom Jackman

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A muted injection process, watched by two dozen hushed witnesses and officials, marks the end of a violent two-year rampage.

  • Oct 2, 2015

“Let’s get this over with,” Prieto said, hours after a federal judge denied his last appeal.

  • Oct 1, 2015

The judge wants a ruling on whether pentobarbital would cause the Virginia killer unnecessary pain.

  • Sep 30, 2015

George Mason professor John Schreifels has run nearly 24,000 miles in a long fundraising project.

  • Sep 30, 2015

The man linked to nine murders and four rapes faces lethal injection for two Fairfax slayings in1988.

  • Sep 29, 2015

The governor will allow Thursday’s scheduled execution of the convicted triple murderer to proceed.

  • Sep 28, 2015

Mike Chapman has been accused of illegally obtaining private e-mails and misrepresenting campaign donors.

  • Sep 15, 2015

The former major in the Loudoun sheriff’s office, who ran for the Republican nomination in the spring, will now head a six-officer department.

  • Sep 14, 2015

Advocates say that technology will help doctors improve and give families the facts about fatal cases.

  • Aug 25, 2015

Capt. Darrin Day said he taped the conversation rather than take written notes, but an e-mail indicates he “did not like the way it was going.“

  • Aug 21, 2015
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Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998. In 2011 he launched The State of NoVa blog, a state strictly defined as the boundaries of four counties and one city: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria. It's a state of 2.2 million diverse and dazzling people, in every setting from the densely packed apartment complexes of Alexandria to the great wide open of western Loudoun. It's not like DC, it's not like Maryland, and it sure ain't like the rest of Virginia. Tom works out of The Post's Fairfax bureau and welcomes all story ideas and suggestions at Do it now, while you're thinking about it.

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