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Robber’s Increased Sentence Reversed (access required)

After a jury convicted defendant of armed robbery and sentenced him to 15  years, the trial court increased his sentence to 20 years; applying the ends of justice exception, the Court of Appeals reverses under Batts v. Commonwealth, 30 Va. App. 1 (1999), and remands for a new sentencing hearing. Victim was robbed by two men ...