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People v. Myles, S097189

On automatic appeal of a death sentence for murder, judgment is affirmed as corrected, where: 1) the denial of a motion to sever two murder counts was proper; 2) denial of a defense motion for a "ski mask" lineup was proper; 3) denial of a third request for substitution of counsel was proper; 4) a sealed transcript of in camera hearings was adequate for purposes of conducting a meaningful appellate review; 5) the defendant was not incurably prejudiced by admission of evidence of witness dissuasion; 6) there was no error in the courtroom presence of a murder victim's wife; 7) circumstantial evidence instructions did not deprive the defendant of due process; 8) the failure to instruct on voluntary intoxication was proper; and 9) there was no merit to various sentencing challenges.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/26/2012
  • Published 04/26/2012


  • Cantil-Sakauye


  • Supreme Court of California


  • For Appellant:
  • John F. Schuck, Holly D. Wilkens

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