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Surgical Scar Counts for ‘Aggravated’ Shooting (access required)

A defendant who shot the victim in the abdomen resulting in a surgical scar can be convicted of aggravated malicious wounding; the Court of Appeals affirms his conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-51.2. Defendant argues the trial court erred in denying this motion to strike the aggravated portion of the charge of aggravated malicious wounding because ...

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