Chapter 11. Sentencing

Chapter 289 - An Act providing for detention or commitment of minors under seventeen years of age, appoved March 16, 1910

Chapter 289 - An Act providing for detention or commitment of minors under seventeen years of age, appoved March 16, 1910

On 9 April 1912, Virginia Christian was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to death by electrocution at the Virginia Penitentiary on 21 June 1912.  Christian’s lawyers argued that under Chapter 289 of the Acts of the General Assembly, Session 1910, she should not have been sentenced to death.