Jones v. Commonwealth (U)

Evidence was insufficient to sustain the defendant’s conviction for use of a firearm and for attempted robbery. Police saw the defendant put on a hooded sweatshirt and follow another man into an alley, but there was no evidence that the planned robbery was imminent or that the intended victim lived in the area of the alley. The evidence showed only some possible preparation for the intended crime, rather than any overt act.

Convictions reversed and dismissed.

Jones v. Commonwealth (U), No. 1764-16-2, Oct. 2, 2018. CAV (Clements) from Petersburg (Martin).

Categories: Court of Appeals of Virginia, Opinions, Unpublished

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