Davidson v. Commonwealth (P)

In a forcible sodomy and aggravated sexual battery trial, the trial court didn’t err in giving jury instructions that combined the alternative theories of force, mental incapacity, or physical helplessness as the means by which the acts were committed against the victim’s will. The trial court polled the jury after it returned the verdicts, and each juror confirmed that he or she joined in the verdicts, thus establishing that the verdicts were unanimous.


Davidson v. Commonwealth (P), No. 0633-17-2, Oct. 23, 2018. CAV (Clements) from Fredericksburg (Willis).

Categories: Court of Appeals of Virginia, Opinions, Published


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