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People v. Douglas, 072881

Convictions of attempted second degree robbery, Pen. Code, sections 21a, 211, 212.5(c) and 213(b), assault with a semiautomatic firearm, section 245(b), shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, section 246, drawing or exhibiting a firearm against a person in a motor vehicle, section 417.3, and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony, section 12023(a), are: 1) affirmed over defendant's instructional error challenge that CALCRIM No. 460, the pattern jury instruction for attempt, is unconstitutionally vague and impermissibly creates a mandatory presumption concerning an accused's intent; but 2) remanded for further proceedings on defendant's Batson/Wheeler motion where the prosecutor peremptorily excused two openly gay prospective jurors.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/04/11


  • HULL


  • California Court of Appeal


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