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No Showing Witness was ‘Unavailable’ (access required)

A defendant’s malicious wounding conviction is reversed because the trial court erred in holding a witness who testified at a preliminary hearing was “unavailable” at trial due to a faulty memory; the Virginia Supreme Court majority does not reach the question whether defendant’s former defense counsel violated professional ethics rules when he testified at trial ...

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