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People v. Thomas, B169300

Conviction and sentence for aiding and abetting, and being an accomplice to a robbery are affirmed as a purse snatch satisfies the force or fear element of robbery where the thief wrests the purse from the individual who has it on his or her person, using the amount of force necessary to get it away. The trial court's selection of the upper (aggravated) term for the robbery did not violate defendant's right to jury trial.(Opinion on remand from Supreme Court).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/01/2007
  • Published 11/07/2007

Judges

  • EPSTEIN, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Diana M. Teran, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer and Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorneys General, Robert R. Anderson and Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorneys General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Lance E. Winters, Marc J. Nolan, William H. Davis, Jr. and Kristofer Jorstad, Deputy Attorneys General for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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