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In re Manriquez, 141210

Held that a juror's failure to disclose her history of childhood abuse did not entitle a criminal defendant to habeas relief. The defendant, sentenced to death for murdering four people, argued that the juror's nondisclosure was prejudicial because she was biased against him. The California Supreme Court disagreed, citing evidence from a show-cause proceeding that the nondisclosure was unintentional and that the juror, who had served as jury foreperson, was not biased against the defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/26

Judges

  • Cantil-Sakauye

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel