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Single Blow was Malicious Wounding (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for malicious wounding under Johnson v. Commonwealth, 53 Va. App. 79 (2008), that a single blow delivered with sufficient brutality can support conviction for malicious wounding:  defendant hit victim with sufficient force to break his nose and orbital bone, requiring ongoing treatment; defendant boasted of his strength, threatened ...

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