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People v. Santos, B187213

A conviction and sentence for first degree murder is affirmed over claims that: 1) defendant and defense counsel were absent at a critical stage of the proceedings when the trial court arranged for the jury to secretly leave the building after the verdict was rendered; and 2) Code of Civil Procedure section 237 violates substantive due process by depriving defendant of an impartial jury.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/20/2007
  • Published 02/20/2007




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Allen G. Weinberg and Allen G. Weinberg, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Beverly Hills, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorneys General, Mary Jo Graves, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Susan D. Martynec and Ellen Birnbaum Kehr, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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