PEOPLE v. DENT, S024645
Whether or not defendant's request to proceed in pro per was equivocal, the trial court's response foreclosed any realistic possibility that defendant would view self-representation as an available option, thus a conviction and death sentence are reversed under Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806 (1975).
- Decided 04/10/2003
- Published 04/10/2003
Supreme Court of California
Lynne S. Coffin, State Public Defender, under appointment by the Supreme Court, Jay Colangelo and Andrew S. Love, Assistant State Public Defenders, and Jessica K. McGuire, Deputy State Public Defender, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, John R. Gorey, Sharlene A. Honnaka and Russell A. Lehman, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.