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PEOPLE v. JOHNSON, B167361

Trial court's elaboration on the reasonable doubt instruction effectively reduced the prosecution's burden to a preponderance of the evidence. Accordingly, the judgment is reversed and the matter remanded.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/19/2004
  • Published 02/19/2004

Judges

  • ORTEGA, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Barbara L. Sorem, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Marc E. Turchin and Analee J. Brodie, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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