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Corpus Delicti: Jurors Must Find Independent Evidence As to All Elements of the Charged Offense
February 10th, 2022

The corpus delicti rule requires “an instruction to the jury that no person may be convicted absent evidence of the crime independent of his or her out-of-court statements” and “allows the defendant, on appeal, directly to attack the sufficiency of the prosecution’s independent showing.”  (People v. Gonzalez ____C5th____, at ____ (Dec. 2, 2021, S163643) [pp. […]

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