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People v. Superior Court (Chapman), B233816

In a challenge to a trial court order suppressing forensic evidence seized from a defendant's home pursuant to a warrantless search conducted after he was arrested and the victim was declared dead, the People's petition for writ of mandate is granted in part, where: 1) the trial court erred in suppressing the bulk of the evidence collected by "second wave" responders who were there to follow up and not deal with the exigent circumstances; and 2) the trial court erred in rejecting application of the inevitable discovery doctrine.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/29/2012
  • Published 03/29/2012

Judges

  • Flier

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Steve Cooley, Robert Sheahen