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People v. Salazar, 077524

Sentence and conviction of first degree murder, with personal use of a firearm and defendant's admission of the truth of a special circumstance allegation that he had a prior murder conviction, are affirmed over defendant's claims of: 1) pretrial error, where although the court erred by failing to conduct death-qualification voir dire of three prospective jurors, defendant forfeited his claim on this point by failing to object and counsel's neglect leaves us with no record to support his assertion of prejudice; 2) guilt phase error, where there was no prejudicial error; 3) penalty phase error; and 4) cumulative prejudice.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/05/26




  • Supreme Court of California