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Criminal – Robbery – Firearm – Toy Gun (access required)

A defendant who stated he had a gun, and a robbery victim’s belief defendant had a gun, support his conviction for use of a firearm in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-53.1, and the Court of Appeals upholds his conviction despite trial evidence that defendant only had a toy gun. Defendant told the victim he had ...