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Alcala v. Superior Ct. (People), G036911

Alternative writ of prohibition or mandate to prevent single trial on multiple charges of murder which occurred in two counties is granted as to two cases, which are thus severed, where the trial court did not properly exercise its discretion when it failed to individualize its analysis as to each of those two murders.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/27/2007
  • Published 02/27/2007



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Tony Rackaukas, Orange County District Attorney, and Brian N. Gurwitz, Deputy District Attorney, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard Schwartzberg, Tustin, and George Peters, Santa Monica, for Petitioner and Defendant., No appearance for Respondent.
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