Judge Has Sua Sponte Duty to Instruct on Lesser Offense of Involuntary Manslaughter Based on Commission of Inherently Dangerous Assaultive Felony
August 25th, 2022

The court has a sua sponte duty to instruct on involuntary manslaughter based on the commission of an inherently dangerous assaultive felony and to instruct on the elements of the predicate offense(s). (People v. Brothers (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 24, 33–34; see also People v. Bryant (2013) 56 Cal.4th 959, 964.)

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