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Criminal – Racial Bias In Jury Selection – Prior Conviction (access required)

The trial court did not err in allowing the commonwealth to admit the specific nature of defendant's prior felony conviction for murder for the purpose of proving his status as a convicted felon. Because this evidence was relevant to prove an essential element of a violation of Code § 18.2-308.2(A), which prohibits a convicted felon ...

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