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‘Bodily Injury’ Defined for ‘Strangulation’ (access required)

In these two consolidated cases, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds that a “bodily injury” under the strangulation statute, Va. Code § 18.2-51.6 is any bodily injury whatsoever and includes an act of damage or harm or hurt that relates to the body; applying this interpretation, the court upholds a conviction for one defendant whose ...

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