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Code of Virginia
Title 53.1. Prisons and Other Methods of Correction
Chapter 13. Death Sentences

§ 53.1-235. Certificate of execution of death sentence.

After execution of the death sentence as provided in this chapter, the physician in attendance shall perform an examination to determine that death has occurred. The Director shall certify the fact of the execution, appending the physician's death certificate thereto, to the clerk of the court by which such sentence was pronounced. The clerk shall file the certificate with the papers of the case and shall enter the same upon the records of the case.

Code 1950, § 53-319.1; 1978, c. 451; 1982, c. 636.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.