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CAV: “Dead body” concealment statute applied to fetus (access required)

A woman who birthed a stillborn baby at home  and wrapped its remains in a trash bag, which was later taken to a public dumpster, was properly convicted for concealing a dead body under Code § 18.2-323.02. Background Appellant Katherine Dellis purportedly suffered a placental abruption that resulted in the death of her unborn child. She birthed ...