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People v. Runyan, B218863

In a prosecution of defendant for gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence causing injury, and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater causing injury, trial court's judgment ordering the defendant to pay restitution of $446,486 to the victim's estate is affirmed as, because defendant caused the victim's death, the trial court properly awarded restitution to the victim's estate and defendant has failed to reference any authority that holds that the estate of an actual victim is not entitled to restitution when the criminal actions of a defendant end the life of the actual victim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/24/2010
  • Published 09/24/2010




  • California Court of Appeal


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