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Conviction for malicious maiming of livestock upheld (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of maiming livestock and conspiracy to do the same, his defense that he had the owner’s permission is not well-taken. The statute “Code § 18.2-144 provides, in relevant part, ‘Except as otherwise provided for by law, if any person maliciously shoot, stab, wound or otherwise cause bodily injury to, or administer poison to ...