Jennings v. Commonwealth

779 S.E.2d 864 (2015)

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Jennings v. Commonwealth

Virginia Court of Appeals
779 S.E.2d 864 (2015)

Facts

Marquis Durrell Jennings (defendant) was convicted of crimes relating to shoplifting. A store loss-prevention officer, Rebecca Shunk, testified during the trial that she saw Jennings leave the store with a suitcase filled with eight pairs of jeans without paying for the suitcase or jeans. Shunk testified about the price of the jeans based on her personal knowledge, but the government did not admit the price tags from the jeans. Jennings appealed his conviction, arguing that the best-evidence rule required the admission of the price tags to prove the value of the jeans.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Atlee, J.)

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