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People v. Esquibel, B165767

Conviction and sentence for four counts of attempted murder and count of assault with a firearm is modified and affirmed where: 1) the trial court is ordered to delete the section 12022.7 enhancement and the superior court is directed to prepare an amended abstract of judgment and forward it to the Department of Corrections; 2) there was no constitutional violation to defendant's statutory right to a public trial for exclusion of two spectators from the trial; and 3) any violation of defendant's right to an open trial was deminimus and not prejudicial.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/29/2008
  • Published 08/29/2008


  • COOPER, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Martin Kassman, San Francisco, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Robert F. Katz and Roy C. Preminger, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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