Attempted Murder: Intent
January 30th, 2014


People v. Ramos (2011) 193 Cal. App. 4th 43, 47, concluded that CC 600 adequately instructs jurors on the intent required for attempted murder. Its language is virtually identical to CJ 8.66, except that CC 600 does not reference “malice aforethought” in defining murder. The Court of Appeal held that, “To instruct on the definition of malice is unnecessary and confusing because [CC 600] is a complete and adequate instruction.” (Ibid.)

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