People v. Tran, No. G036560 - California Case Law
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People v. Tran, No. G036560

Defendant's murder and street terrorism convictions are affirmed where: 1) defendant's prior conviction for extortion was admissible to prove the charge of street terrorism against him; 2) a witness's statement that his sister had been executed did not necessarily implicate defendant; and 3) the trial court erred in using the same factor to both enhance defendant's sentence and to run it consecutively, but the error was harmless.

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Appellate Information

Filed August 31, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Sills

Counsel

For Appellant:

Marleigh A. Kopas, Topanga, CA

For Respondent:

Steve Oetting, Deputy Attorney General, San Diego, CA

Lise S. Jacobson, Deputy Attorney General