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People v. Mendoza, S065467

In an automatic appeal from a judgment of the trial court convicting defendant of the first-degree murder of a police officer with various special circumstance enhancements, conviction and sentencing are upheld as modified where the trial court had no authority to strike a "lying-in-wait" special circumstance finding by the jury.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/10/2011
  • Published 11/10/2011

Judges

  • BAXTER

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel