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People v. Ervine, No. S054372

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By FindLaw Staff on December 08, 2009 11:50 AM

On automatic appeal from a conviction and imposition of a death sentence on defendant for first degree murder of a deputy sheriff and the attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder of a commander and two other deputies is affirmed in its entirety and all of defendant's pretrial, guilt phase, and penalty phase issues are rejected as they are without merit.     

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Appellate Information
Appeal from Sacramento County Super. Ct. No. 96F00389

Filed December 7, 2009

Before:  George, C. J., Baxter, J., Werdegar, J., Chin, J., Moreno, J., and Kennard, J., Corrigan, J.

Opinion by Baxter, J.

For Appellant:  Michael J. Hersek State Public Defender, under appointment by the Supreme Court, and Douglas Ward, Deputy State Public Defender

For Appellee:  Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorney General, Charles A. French, Patrick J. Whalen and Laura Wetzel Simpton, Deputy Attorneys General

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