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Judge Could Order Longer Sentence (access required)

In sentencing defendant for felony child abuse and neglect in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-371.1(A), the trial court did not err by imposing a sentence that exceeded the jury’s sentence recommendation. Defendant took her six-week-old daughter to the emergency room. The child was diagnosed with a serious head injury and bite marks to her inner ...