Sterling Fisher Charged with Capital Murder but Found Guilty of Lesser First Degree Murder
Originally charged with capital murder, Sterling Fisher was convicted of murder in the first degree for the stabbing death of a convenience store clerk in Vienna, Virginia. Mark Petrovich and Thomas Walsh were members of Mr. Fisher’s defense team. Mr. Petrovich argued that his client was deeply involved in a drug lifestyle and regularly using phencyclidine (PCP) at the time the crime was committed. If Fisher had been convicted of the crime as originally charged, he could have received a death sentence.