Archie v. Commonwealth – Case Brief Summary (Virginia)

In Archie v. Commonwealth, 14 Va. App. 684, 689, 420 S.E.2d 718, 721 (1992), the defendant was convicted of beating to death her boyfriend's three-year-old daughter.

The Court noted the evidence proved that the child-victim had sustained numerous injuries at the hands of the defendant, the defendant had lied about how the victim sustained her injuries, and the defendant had shown no remorse over the child's death. See Archie, 14 Va. App. at 689-90, 420 S.E.2d at 721.

There was also evidence tending to establish a motive for the defendant to harm the victim. See 14 Va. App. at 690-91, 420 S.E.2d at 722;