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‘Blue Book’ Value OK for Grand Larceny Charge (access required)

At defendant’s trial for grand larceny of an automobile under Va. Code § 18.2-95, the commonwealth’s use of the National Automobile Dealer’s Association “blue book” of vehicle values to prove value in excess of $200, as authorized by Code § 8.01-419.1, did not violate defendant’s Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause right, the Supreme Court of Virginia ...