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People v. Medina, No. S155823

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By FindLaw Staff on June 22, 2009 6:06 PM

Court of Appeals judgment holding there was insufficient evidence to convict the nonshooting defendants is reversed where there is substantial evidence to support the murder and attempted murder convictions of the defendants and a rational trier of fact could have concluded that the shooting death of the victim was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the assault.

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Appellate Information

Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. MA028151
Ct.App. 2/4 B189049
Decided June 22, 2009


Majority opinion by CHIN, J., joined by GEORGE, C.J. BAXTER, J. CORRIGAN, J.

Dissenting opinion by MORENO, J., joined by KENNARD, J. WERDEGAR, J.


Attorneys for Appellant:

Chris R. Redburn, under appointment by the Supreme Court; and Joy A. Maulitz for Defendant and Appellant Jose Jesus Medina.

John Steinberg, under appointment by Supreme Court, for Defendant and Appellant George J. Marron.

Mark D. Lenenberg, under appointment by Supreme Court, for Defendant and Appellant Raymond Vallejo.

Attorneys for Respondent:

Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Victoria B. Wilson, Kristofer Jorstad, Joseph P. Lee and Mary Sanchez, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

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