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P. v. Williams, 081267

Reversing and remanding for a new trial a case in which a man stabbed and killed his wife because the prosecution introduced and heavily relied upon a 23 year old conviction of a shooting with intent to kill conviction in order to establish premeditation, a case that had scant relevance to the stabbing and whose relevance was outweighed by the unfair prejudice it introduced.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/05/15




  • California Court of Appeal


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