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People v. Coles, A103183, A106613

Conviction and sentence for arson are affirmed over defendant's claims of errors regarding: 1) failure to hold a competency evaluation; 2) instructional error; 3) destruction of evidence; and 4) sentencing error. Habeas corpus petition is denied over claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and denial of due process.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/12/2005
  • Published 12/12/2005


  • CORRIGAN, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Barry M. Karl, Redwood City, CA, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General for State of California.

  • For Appellees:
  • Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Eric D. Share, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Jamie M. Weyand, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent.
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