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Supreme Court upholds Virginia man's gun conviction

In this April 20, 2018 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is upholding a Virginia man's conviction on a gun charge.

The Supreme Court issued its decision Friday. The case the court ruled on involves Michael Currier, who was charged with breaking into a home in 2012 and helping steal a safe with cash and guns. He was also charged with possessing a gun after being convicted of a felony.

Currier was tried first on burglary and theft charges and agreed to a separate trial on the gun possession charge. After Currier was acquitted of the burglary and theft charges, he argued that the state shouldn't be able to try him on the gun possession charge.

A judge allowed the case to go forward, however, and a jury convicted Currier. The Supreme Court upheld that conviction.

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