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Criminal – Abduction – Assault – Incidental Detention Doctrine (access required)

A defendant’s act of pointing a gun at the victim, who was defendant’s psychiatrist, was incidental to the assault offense, and defendant’s separate conviction of felony abduction under Va. Code § 18.2-47 is reversed by the Court of Appeals. The victim’s testimony was clearly adequate to establish that defendant pointed a gun at him, ...