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People v. Williams, C059218

Defendant's burglary conviction is affirmed where the trial court erred by failing to instruct the jury on the claim-of-right defense, which requires substantial evidence that the defendant, in good faith, believed the property taken from the victim belonged to his co-principal, but the error was harmless because the instruction could not have influenced the verdict.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/26/2009
  • Published 08/26/2009


  • BUTZ, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Syda Kosofsky, San Francisco, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorney General, David A. Rhodes and Ivan P. Marrs, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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