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Double Sentence Violated Double Jeopardy Clause (access required)

At defendant’s trial for fatally shooting a tow-truck driver attempting to repossess defendant’s truck, the court was free to instruct the jury on both common law involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter by shooting into an occupied vehicle causing death under Va. Code § 18.2-154; however, the commonwealth could not seek sentences for both convictions, and ...