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Corpus Delicti Rule Requires Reversal (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the aggravated sexual battery conviction of a defendant who confessed to his daughter and to police about inappropriate sexual behavior with his four-year-old grandson after defendant refused to testify at trial; testimony of defendant’s daughter about defendant sleeping alone and wrestling with his grandson is not the required “slight ...