Syvasky Lafayette Poyner v. Commonwealth of Virginia

Case Name

Syvasky Lafayette Poyner v. Commonwealth of Virginia

Authors

Files

Court

Supreme Court of Virginia

Appealed From

The Circuit Court of the City of Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia (Record Nos. 841434 and 841435); The Circuit Court of the City of Hampton, Virginia (Record Nos. 841539 and 841540); and, The Circuit Court of the City of Newport News, Virginia (Record No. 841589)

Circuit Court Judge

Hon. G. Duane Holloway, Hon. Nelson T. Overton, and Hon. Fred W. Bateman, Judges

Term

4-1985

Virginia Reports Citation

229 Va. 401

Parallel Citation

329 S.E.2d 815

Disciplines

Constitutional Law | Courts | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Evidence

Keywords

Absence or Denial of Counsel; Adding to or Changing Grounds of Objection; Argumentative Jury Instructions and Discretion of Trial Court; Capital Murder; Communication Initiated by Defendant; Death Penalty; Declarations and Confessions; Depiction of Injuries or Dead Bodies; Discretion of Court as to Continuance; Documentary Evidence and Photographs; Homicide; Information and Belief; Juror as to Formation and Expression of Opinion; Juror as to View of Capital Punishment; Legality of Information as to Issue of Search Warrant; Local Prejudice; Miranda Rights as to Form and Sufficiency; Miranda Rights and Length of Custody; Places, Objects, or Persons to be Searched; Relation Between Predicate Offense or Conduct and Homicide; Right to Counsel; Robbery; Searches and Seizures; Sentencing and Punishment as to Availbility of Other Sentence; Sentencing and Punishment as to Dangerousness; Sentencing and Punishment as to Death Penalty; Sentencing and Punishment as to Escape or Other Obstruction of Justice; Sentencing and Punishment as to Jury Instructions; Sentencing and Punishment as to Killing While Committing Other Offense or in Course of Criminal Conduct; Sentencing and Punishment as to More Than One Killing in Same Transaction or Scheme; Sentencing and Punishment as to Murder; Sentencing and Punishment as to Proportionality; Sentencing and Punishment as to Vileness, Heinousness, or Atrocity; Sentencing and Punishment as to Weight and Sufficiency of Evidence; Validity of Capital Murder Statute; Weight and Sufficiency of Evidence

Syvasky Lafayette Poyner v. Commonwealth of Virginia

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