Virginia's General Assembly

The state capitol in Richmond.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Democrat-led Virginia Senate committee has voted down a bill that would have allowed prosecutors to charge drug dealers with second-degree murder if a user dies of an overdose.

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin had thrown his support behind such a measure, highlighting it in a speech last week.

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jke

The panel supports murderers this makes them work in tandem?

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