Tuesday, June 07, 2011

On making threats by way of one's own Myspace profile

Today in Holcomb v. Com., the Court of Appeals in an opinion by Judge Elder, joined by Judges Petty and Alston, affirmed the felony conviction of a Virginia Beach man for posting on his MySpace page items that were construed as knowingly communicating a written threat to his ex-girlfriend.

Notwithstanding the fact that millions are dropping off MySpace, evidently it was enough to support the conviction that the comments were posted where the ex was able to see them.