Boney v. Commonwealth

In Boney v. Commonwealth, 29 Va. App. 795, 514 S.E.2d 810 (1999), the Commonwealth presented evidence that three years prior to the offense charged the defendant had been convicted of assault. The Court held that the assault involved "a man unrelated to the instant prosecution" and that "nothing in the trial record established any nexus" between the defendant, the victim and the unrelated assault victim. Id. at 801, 514 S.E.2d at 813.