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People v. Pearson, B198805

Conviction for corporal injury of a cohabitant and assault with a deadly weapon, in which the trial court vacated a partial acquittal after defense called victim-witness to testify on behalf of defense, is affirmed where a defendant cannot conceal the victim-witness from the prosecution on certain counts, obtain a partial acquittal and then produce the witness to testify as a defense witness on the remaining counts while retaining the benefits of the partial acquittal.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/30/2008
  • Published 07/30/2008


  • YEGAN, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Gary C. Crooks, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Linda C. Johnson, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Michael A. Katz, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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