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People v. Foalima, C071581

Conviction for first degree murder is affirmed over meritless claims that the trial court erred by: 1) refusing to strike a possible accomplice's testimony after the accomplice testified he did not know the answer to most of the questions asked him; 2) instructing the jury on accomplice testimony; 3) admitting evidence of media coverage of the murder to impeach a witness's testimony that was recorded in an earlier trial but admitted here; 4) ordering direct victim restitution allegedly for a crime of which defendant was acquitted and that was not the proximate cause of the victim's damage; 5) imposing jail booking and classification fines without determining defendant's ability to pay; and 6) imposing restitution fines without determining the defendant's ability to pay.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/31/2015
  • Published 08/31/2015




  • California Court of Appeal