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PEOPLE v. NORMAN, C039174

Claims that 1) Penal Code section 273ab, the "child-homicide" statute, violates due process by requiring a 25-years-to-life penalty for a general intent assault (the same as for first degree murder) without requiring proof of malice, and 2) the statutory prison term is on its face cruel and unusual punishment, are denied.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/28/2003
  • Published 05/28/2003

Judges

  • MORRISON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Madeline McDowell, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Sacramento, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, John G. McLean and Aaron R. Maguire, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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