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PEOPLE v. COCKBURN, C038058

Claim that the general child abuse statute, Pen. Code section 273a is preempted by the specific willful injury to a child statute, section 273d (requiring reversal of conviction), are denied where the prosecutor could properly elect to prosecute under section 273a rather than section 273d.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/17/2003
  • Published 06/17/2003

Judges

  • SIMS, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Law Office of R. Bruce Finch and R. Bruce Finch for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stephen G. Herndon and Alison Elle Alemán, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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