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Single Blow Not ‘Unlawful Wounding’ (access required)

A defendant who delivered a single blow with his bare fist to the victim’s face did not show the requisite intent to “maim, disfigure, disable or kill” required under Va. Code § 18.2-51, and the Court of Appeals reverses his conviction for unlawful wounding. Defendant saw the victim on the street and accused him of breaking ...

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