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People v. Shiga, 256009

Convictions of aggravated arson, Pen. Code section 451.5(a), arson of a structure, section 451(c), possession of flammable material, section 453(a), second degree burglary, section 459, and arson of an inhabited structure, section 451(b), are reversed and remanded for further proceedings where there is sufficient evidence in the record to conclude defendant may have been incompetent to represent himself, as well as sufficient evidence casting a doubt on his mental competence to stand trial, and contemporaneous evidence regarding his mental competency may exist, given the Department 95 proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/11/29

Judges

  • GARNETT

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

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