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People v. Severance, C048410

A trial court has the power to direct a verdict of sanity when there is no substantial evidence that the defendant was insane at the time of his crimes.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/05/2006
  • Published 04/05/2006


  • ROBIE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stephen G. Herndon, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Maureen A. Daly, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mark Alan Hart, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Northridge, for Defendant and Appellant.
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