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People v. Smith, G034443

Defendants' convictions for first degree murder, first degree burglary, and attempted robbery are affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1)Aranda/Bruton error; 2) admission of evidence; 3) prosecutorial misconduct; 4) instructional error; 5) cruel and unusual punishment; 6) denial of a Marsden motion; and 7) a finding on special circumstances.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/19/2006
  • Published 01/20/2006

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Mark Alan Hart, Northridge, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant Jeffrey Alan Smith., Richard A. Levy, Torrance, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant Mark Perry Taffolla., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Arlene Aquintey Sevidal and Janelle Boustany, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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