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Mob assault

RICHMOND, Va. — A criminal defendant was properly convicted for assault and battery by mob, disorderly conduct and participating in a riot, ruled the Virginia Court of Appeals. He was one of a group of roughly 15 people who surrounded a woman late at night and blocked her escape as one woman started to attack the victim. Because the defendant here grabbed the victim’s arm to keep her from leaving, regardless of whether he intended to injure her, he was part of the violent mob.

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