Fourth trial begins for Hanover murder suspect

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - A Hanover County man will go on trial for a fourth time today for murder.

Derek Burkhead is charged in the September 2006 shooting death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Willis.

A jury found him guilty back in February, but a judge overturned that conviction because he believed jurors had access to information from previous trials.

The first two prosecutions ended in mistrials when Burkhead suffered seizures and could not continue in the case.

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