People v. Rodriguez, A114910
Conviction for first degree murder, as well as related offenses, special circumstances, and enhancement allegations are affirmed over claims that the trial court erred by: 1) admitting evidence of defendant's involvement in a prior shooting; 2) failing to give proper instructions on accomplice testimony; and 3) failing to limit the testimony of a police officer who testified as an expert on criminal street gangs.
- Decided 11/26/2008
- Published 11/26/2008
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Cynthia A. Thomas, Esq., Sacramento, for Plaintiff and Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stan Helfman, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Christopher J. Wei, Deputy Attorney General, For Respondent.