MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A drug dealer who finally admitted his role in the 2001 slaying of a fellow dealer is now facing a prison sentence of 29 to 41 years.
Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday in Virginia for Justin Wolfe, who was just 20 years old when he was first charged with the murder of Daniel Petrole.
Wolfe, who led a multi-million dollar drug ring while barely out of high school, was convicted and sentenced to death. At one point he was five days from execution.
But a federal judge stepped in, and questioned whether prosecutors had withheld evidence and tampered with witnesses.
A new trial was ordered, and Wolfe finally admitted his guilt earlier this year in a plea deal that took the death penalty off the table.