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Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of Virginia


Nov 30, 2019

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Granted Appeal Summary

 

Case

GEORGE T. WATSON SCOTT v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA (Record Number 190016) From The Court of Appeals of Virginia.

 

Counsel

Catherine Lawler (Catherine Lawler Attorney at Law, PLLC) for appellant. Rachel L. Yates (Office of the Attorney General) for appellee.

 

Assignments of Error

 

  1. The Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court’s murder conviction of appellant where the element of malice was absent because there was no person or persons against whom a malicious intent was held.

 

  1. The Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court’s murder conviction of appellant where the perpetrator did not hold a malicious intent towards the decedent and the doctrine of transferred intent was not implicated.

 

Source Document: http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/scv/appeals/190016.pdf