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No Impairment from ‘Strangulation’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction of strangulation under Va. Code § 18.2-51.6 because the trial court erred in finding that the victim, his ex-girlfriend, suffered a bodily injury as a result of the application of pressure to her neck; even if the victim suffered a momentary “black out,” there was no evidence, medical ...

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