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Mason v. Super. Ct., 075149

In an appeal of the denial of a motion under Penal Code section 995 to set aside a grand jury indictment for the arson of forest land that caused great bodily injury, section 451(a), the denial of the motion and the indictment is affirmed where the grand jury proceedings show there was probable cause to believe that the natural and highly probable consequence of the act of igniting and throwing a large, unlawful, aerial firework into the swimming hole in the middle of a forest and grassland in extreme fire conditions would be the burning of the forest land.

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  • Decided
  • Published 2015/11/30

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  • California Court of Appeal

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