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Reversal for Inadmissible Prior Robbery Evidence (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction for robbery, third or subsequent offense, because the trial court erred in admitting evidence of two prior Maryland convictions for robbery because those convictions were not for offenses “substantially similar” under Va. Code § 19.2-297.1. Defendant robbed two different banks in Spotsylvania County in November 2010 and was apprehended ...

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