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Pulido v. Chrones, No. 05-15916

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By FindLaw Staff on December 21, 2010 4:20 PM

Denial of Habeas Petition Affirmed

In Pulido v. Chrones, No. 05-15916, a murder prosecution, the court affirmed the denial of petitioner's habeas petition where, at most, the jury questions suggested that the jury was uncertain about the application of the felony-murder instruction in the context of aiding and abetting, but there was no indication in the record that the jury imported this uncertainty into its application of the special-circumstance instructions.

 

As the court wrote:  "We must decide whether erroneous jury instructions in a state murder trial were prejudicial as a matter of federal Constitutional law."

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Read the Ninth Circuit's Decision in Pulido v. Chrones, No. 05-15916

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