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Criminal – Computer Harassment – ‘Obscene’ E-Mails – Estranged Wife (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction of harassment by computer in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-157:1, as the commonwealth failed to prove that the e-mails he sent to his estranged wife and her friends and family were “obscene” ...

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Criminal – Murder – Malicious Wounding – Principal In Second Degree (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s convictions for murder and malicious wounding as a principal in the second degree for an incident outside a convenience store when defendant’s father began shooting at two men after defendant accused them of striking ...

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Criminal – Murder – Acting In Concert – Jury Instruction (access required)

At defendant’s trial for first-degree murder and use of a firearm arising from a high-school graduation party in Newport News, the trial court did not err in refusing to give defendant’s proposed jury instruction defining concert of action, the Court ...

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