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People v. Covarrubias, 075136

In an automatic appeal of a death sentence for convictions of first degree murders, Pen. Code section 187(a), attempted murder, sections 187 and 664, assault with a firearm, section 245(a)(2), robbery, section 212.5(a), residential burglary, section 459, and conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary, the judgment of death isreversed because of the erroneous excusal of a prospective juror during jury selection, and the matter is remanded for a new penalty determination and reconsideration of the question of a restitution fine under the currently applicable statute. The judgment is affirmed in all other aspects.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/09/08

Judges

  • CANTIL-SAKAUYE

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel