Tag Archives: CC 702


Felony Murder: Reckless Indifference” for Tison Finding Must Not Be Based On Defendant’s Actions After The Crime
September 3rd, 2019

In re Taylor (2019) 34 Cal. App. 5th 543 held that given the lack of evidence that defendant planned anything more dangerous than a garden-variety armed robbery, reckless disregard to the risk to human life, for purposes of the felony murder special circumstance under PC 190.2 (d), was not established by defendant’s actions after the […]


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CSC Review Granted: Prejudicial Effect of Failure to Instruct on Intent to Kill Element for Accomplice Liability re: Multiple Murder Special Circumstance
August 5th, 2019

“Under California law, a person who aids and abets the commission of a crime is a ‘principal’ in the crime, and thus shares the guilt of the actual perpetrator.” (People v. Prettyman (1996) 14 Cal.4th 248, 259; People v. McCoy (2001) 25 Cal.4th 1111, 1116-1117; see § 31.) Therefore, “a person who aids and abets […]


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