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People v. Lopez, No. D052885A

Defendant's vehicular manslaughter conviction is reversed where the admission into evidence of a blood alcohol laboratory report violated defendant's constitutional right to confrontation of witnesses by allowing testimonial hearsay evidence prohibited under Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004).   

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Appellate Information

Filed August 31, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge McDonald

Counsel

For Appellant:  Janice R. Mazur

For Respondent:

Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Lynne McGinnis and Gil Gonzalez, Deputy Attorneys General