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People v. Mills, S059653

Conviction and death sentence imposed on defendant for first-degree murder and sex crimes are affirmed where: 1) defendant's pretrial issues are rejected as meritless; 2) there is nothing in the record to suggest that the trial court lacked impartiality when it conducted voir dire; 3) defendant's various claims regarding trial issues are rejected; and 4) defendant's claims of error during the penalty phase are rejected.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/01/2010
  • Published 03/01/2010

Judges

  • WERDEGAR, J.

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • James M. Fahey and Ezra Hendon, under appointments by the Supreme Court, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorney General, Eric L. Christoffersen, Harry J. Colombo and Paul A. Bernardino, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.