Tag Archives: Judge William G. Petty

Mother’s conviction in son’s drowning death reversed (access required)


A divided panel of the Court of Ap­peals of Virginia has reversed the felony child neglect conviction of a Pulaski County mother whose 5-year-old son died in a septic tank accident. The 2-1 ruling holds that prosecutors failed to show ...

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Stolen State Inspection Stickers Supported Convictions (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s burglary-related convictions arising from entry into and theft from an auto service business, whose state inspection stickers were discovered inside defendant’s van. Defendant argues that because he was not in exclusive possession of the ...

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