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4th Cir.: Prior wounding offense merited enhanced sentence (access required)

By requiring not only the causation of bodily injury but also the specific intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill, Virginia unlawful wounding offense necessarily involves the use of violent force or, at minimum, the attempted or threatened use of such force. Thus, unlawful wounding qualifies as a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal ...