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Admission of “Grim Reaper” moniker was harmless (access required)

The court of appeals found that Appellant Montrio Santos Neville’s nickname, “Grim Reaper,” was not harmfully introduced at his trial for murder and heroin distribution because (1) he was not convicted for murder, and (2) sufficient other evidence supported his ...

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Evidence sufficient to support perjury convictions (access required)

The court of appeals upheld two perjury convictions arising from the defendant’s prior testimony explaining why he did not appear in court as required, finding that his acquittal for failure to appear did not preclude perjury charges. On February 6, ...

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Trooper’s PTSD from accident scene not compensable (access required)

A state trooper responding to a gruesome traffic accident could not prevail on a claim for purely psychological damages arising from “unfortunately frequent” occurrences in his line of work, the court of appeals held. On August 19, 2015, Virginia State ...

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