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PEOPLE v. MARLIN, C043447

Defendant's conviction for second degree murder of a fetus is affirmed over his challenge that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel when his attorney refused to investigate and present a defense of contributory negligence on the part of the victim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/30/2004
  • Published 11/30/2004

Judges

  • HULL, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Frank G. Prantil, Old Sacramento, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Carlos A. Martinez and Stephen G. Herndon, Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, and Barbara J. Moore, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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