§ 19.2-247. Venue in certain homicide cases
Where evidence exists that a homicide has been committed either within or without this Commonwealth, under circumstances which make it unknown where such crime was committed, the offense shall be amenable to prosecution in the courts of the county or city where the body of the victim may be found or, if the victim was removed from the Commonwealth for medical treatment prior to death and died outside the Commonwealth, in the courts of the county or city from which the victim was removed for medical treatment prior to death, as if the offense has been committed in such county or city. In a prosecution for capital murder pursuant to subdivision 8 of § 18.2-31, the offense may be prosecuted in any jurisdiction in the Commonwealth in which any one of the killings may be prosecuted.
(Code 1950, § 19.1-221.1; 1973, c. 308; 1975, c. 495; 1996, c. 959; 2002, c. 503.)Sections: Previous 19.2-242 19.2-243 19.2-244 19.2-245 19.2-245.1 19.2-245.2 19.2-246 19.2-247 19.2-248 19.2-249 19.2-249.1 19.2-249.2 19.2-250 19.2-251 19.2-252 Next
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