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PEOPLE v. VASQUEZ, B159379

Defendant's murder conviction is affirmed where the trial court committed harmless error in 1) failing to recuse the district attorney's office, 2 )admitting evidence of gang membership, and 3) providing an outdated instruction on the intent element for voluntary manslaughter.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/29/2004
  • Published 09/29/2004

Judges

  • JOHNSON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Nancy J. King, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, San Diego, for Appellant Andrew Vasquez., Sylvia Whatley Beckham, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Appellant Anthony Fregoso.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Mary Sanchez, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Herbert S. Tetef, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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