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Single Bare-Fisted Blow Is Malicious Wounding (access required)

A defendant who struck a victim in the face with his bare fist, after the victim refused to sell defendant his pool cue, causing injury requiring reconstructive plastic surgery and resulting in headaches and disfigurement, can be convicted of malicious wounding, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. Defendant argues that, as a matter of law, a ...

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