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PEOPLE v. HIGHTOWER, A081424

In murder case where defendant allegedly murdered his mother, juror's statement that a son could never kill his mother was a statement sufficient to excuse the juror for failing to follow jury instructions.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/20/2001
  • Published 12/20/2001

Judges

  • SEPULVEDA, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • David Y. Stanley, Truckee, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Bass, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Michael E. Banister, Deputy Attorney General, Catherine A. Rivlin, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.
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