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Slingshot Qualifies as ‘Deadly Weapon’ (access required)

A defendant who had been harassing and cursing at his townhouse neighbors and who used a slingshot to shoot ball bearings at their home was using a “deadly weapon” and the Court of Appeals affirms his conviction of unlawfully throwing or shooting a missile into an occupied dwelling in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-279. At ...