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People v. Tuggles, C054250

Trial court's conviction of defendants for first degree murder and firearm enhancement is affirmed where: 1) trial court did not err in admitting witness' testimony in response to questions by the prosecution about one of the defendant's reputation in the community; 2) trial court did not abuse its discretion by restricting cross-examination of a witness; 3) there was no error in challenged instructions that required the defense to remedy by requesting modification or amplification in order to provide effective assistance of counsel; 4) trial court did not err in failing to instruct the jury on flight; 5) trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendants' joint motion for a new trial based on jury misconduct; and 6) trial court did not err in denying defendants' access to jurors' personal contact information.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/29/2009
  • Published 10/29/2009


  • SIMS, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Sharon G. Wrubel, Pacific Palisades, and Jerry D. Whatley, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendants and Appellants., Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette and Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorneys General, Charles A. French, and Jeffrey D. Firestone, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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