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Defiling a dead body conviction upheld (access required)

Where appellant assisted in disposing of a body by dumping it “in a garbage-strewn and filthy park, leaving it at the mercy of marauding animals,” he was properly convicted of defiling a dead body under Code § 18.2-323.02. Appellant’s argument that to “defile” a body requires evidence that the body was sexually molested, or that some ...