Trial court's conviction of defendants for first degree murder and firearm enhancement is affirmed where: 1) trial court did not err in admitting witness' testimony in response to questions by the prosecution about one of the defendant's reputation in the community; 2) trial court did not abuse its discretion by restricting cross-examination of a witness; 3) there was no error in challenged instructions that required the defense to remedy by requesting modification or amplification in order to provide effective assistance of counsel; 4) trial court did not err in failing to instruct the jury on flight; 5) trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendants' joint motion for a new trial based on jury misconduct; and 6) trial court did not err in denying defendants' access to jurors' personal contact information.
Filed October 29, 2009
Opinion by Judge Sims
For Appellant: Sharon G. Wrubel and Jerry D. Whatley
For Appellee: Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette and Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorneys General, Charles A. French, and Jeffrey D. Firestone, Deputy Attorneys General