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People v. Daniels, H032497

Conviction for kidnapping for rape and other crimes is affirmed where: 1) the trial court did not err in admitting evidence of defendant's earlier rape offense as the the risk of undue prejudice from its admission did not substantially outweigh its substantial probative value and the events were sufficiently similar to support an inference that defendant acted with the same intent on both occasions; 2) the court did not err in excluding expert testimony offered by the defense as the record supported a conclusion that the proposed testimony would have little probative value; and 3) the court did not err in its kidnapping instruction to the jury, and the evidence was sufficient to support his conviction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/04/2009
  • Published 08/04/2009

Judges

  • MIHARA, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Julie Schumer, Walnut Creek, Under Appointment by the Sixth District Appellate Program, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General of the State of California. Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Rene A. Chacon, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Linda M. Murphy, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.
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