Defendant's manslaughter conviction and sentence are affirmed where the trial court adequately apprised the jury that it could not convict defendant of the greater crime of voluntary manslaughter unless it unanimously found beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant acted with the intent to kill or with a conscious disregard of life.
Filed August 19, 2009
Opinion by Judge Dawson
Cliff Gardner, Sacramento, CA
Jeffrey A. White, Deputy Attorney General, Sacramento, CA