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People v. Peterson, C068893

Trial court's order vacating defendant's guilty plea agreement to second degree murder in exchange for her testimony at the trial of her codefendant is affirmed, and defendant's various claims are rejected, including: 1) the trial court applied the wrong standard for review and the ruling is not supported by substantial evidence; 2) judicial estoppel bars the revocation of the plea agreement; 3) the trial court erred in invalidating the plea agreement after the prosecution reaped the benefit of its bargain; and 4) the ruling violated defendant's substantive due process rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/11/2012
  • Published 12/11/2012


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  • California Court of Appeal