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Criminal – ‘Burglarious Tool’ – Empty Purse

Although a woman admitted she emptied her large purse in order to stuff it with shoplifted merchandise, the purse nevertheless was not a “burglarious tool” and her conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-94 is reversed by the en banc Court of Appeals.
Edwards v. Commonwealth (Va.Ct.App.) (VLW 009-7-070) (20 pp.)

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