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People v. Holmes, B222971

Defendant's conviction for murder and burglary-related crimes are affirmed where contrary to defendant's contention that his right to confrontation under the Sixth Amendment was violated because the testifying DNA experts did not personally perform all of the testing upon which they relief in reaching their opinions, the forensic analysis relied on by the DNA experts in this case was not "testimonial" under any formulation of that term yet-adopted by a majority of the United States Supreme Court justices or by the California Supreme Court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/24/2012
  • Published 12/24/2012

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  • Coffee

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  • California Court of Appeal

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