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People v. Cortez, 211915

In a murder and attempted murder case involving two defendants who participated in a gang-related drive-by shooting, the Court of Appeals' reversal of one defendant's convictions based on erroneous jury instructions, the admission of defendant's out-of-court statement, and the prosecution's comments about the reasonable doubt standard during closing argument, is reversed where there were no errors at trial.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/05/09


  • CHIN


  • Supreme Court of California