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People v. Pena, H023394

Defendant-inmates' convictions for assault are reversed where the admission of a codefendant's extrajudicial statement to a police officer violated their constitutional rights to confrontation and cross-examination.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2005
  • Published 04/29/2005

Judges

  • RUSHING, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Sara Theiss, Sara Theiss, San Francisco, Attorney for Defendant and Appellant-Pena (Under appointment by the Sixth District Appellate Program)., Balin & Kotler, Eileen Kotler, Pacifica, Attorney for Defendant and Appellant-Castaneda (Under appointment by the Sixth District Appellate Program)., Law Offices of Barbara Michel, Barbara Michel, for Attorney for Defendant and Appellant, Perez., Law Offices of John F. Schuck, John F. Schuck, Palo Alto, Attorney for Defendant and Appellant-Carrasco (Under appointment by the Sixth District Appellate Program)., Law Offices of Peter Gold, Peter Gold, Berkeley, Attorney for Defendant and Appellant-Patlan., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Acting Senior Assistant Attorney General, Rene A. Chacon, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Bridget Billeter, Deputy Attorney General, Attorneys for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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