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No Habeas Relief for Faulty Jury Instruction (access required)

Although petitioner’s trial counsel did not object to an erroneous jury instruction that omitted as an element an intent to “permanently” injure the victim of an alleged malicious wounding, petitioner was not prejudiced by the alleged ineffective assistance of counsel and the Virginia Supreme Court affirms dismissal of the habeas petition. Petitioner alleges the habeas court ...

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