I am charged with Watson Murder. What is a Watson murder? Penal Code 187

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Because of the holding in People v Watson, you may be charged with second-degree murder under California Penal Code section 187. You may be charged under the Watson murder rule if another person dies as a result of you driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. What the prosecution needs to convict you of …

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Should 10 Year Old Boy Be Convicted of Murder For Killing His Neo-Nazi Father? (PC 187)

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Does a 10 year boy who kills his father and who was raised in an environment filled with neo-Nazi propaganda really know the difference between right and wrong? That is the decision a Riverside Superior Court judge must make in the murder trial of this young boy. The defense showed photos during the trial of …

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Riverside Woman Enslaved By Pimp As A Teen And Later Convicted Of His Murder Could Go Free! (PC 187)

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A tentative settlement has been reached by Sara Kruzan’s attorneys and Riverside County prosecutors to resolve her quest for a new trial in her 1994 first-degree murder case in Riverside when Kruzan, then 16, shot and killed her former pimp. It’s unclear whether the settlement could lead to a new trial for Kruzan or an …

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Oceanside Man Accused of “Cooking his wife” Accused of Murder (PC 187)

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Just when you thought you have heard it all. Oceanside resident Frederick Hengl has been arrested by police and accused of cooking his wife’s flesh. Neighbors of the accused reported a foul smell coming from the home he shared with his wife Anna Faris and so they called the police. When the police arrived they …

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Nanny Charged With Murder of Two Children Under Her Care (PC 187)

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A nanny has been charged with the murder of two small children who were under the nanny’s care. The children, siblings, age six and one respectively were found fatally stabbed in a bathtub in their family’s apartment. The arrest came nine days after the children were discovered dead. The nanny was arrested and charged with …

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Nick Adenhart was Victim in Recent Watson Murder Case

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Andrew Gallo, 23, was tried and convicted of three counts of second degree murder for causing the death of three people, including former Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart, as well as a felony hit-and-run. In addition to Adenhart, his two friends, Cal State Fullerton student Courtney Stewart, 20, and Henry Pearson, 25, all died as …

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A DUI Can Have A Lifetime Of Consequences – Watson Murder

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While drinking and driving is not illegal, it is unlawful to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs OR with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more. More importantly, it is dangerous to human life. Passengers, other drivers and pedestrians can be killed if you are driving while impaired, and …

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A California Court Can Not Exclude Testimony of a Confession or Evidence that is Relevant and Supports a Defendant’s Innocence

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Armenia Cudjo was charged with first degree murder while engaged in a robbery. Armenia Cudjo was arrested along with his brother, Gregory Budjo, involving the murder of Amelia Prokuda. A defense witness, John Culver, was prepared to testify at trial, that Gregory Budjo had confessed to him while they were in custody at the sheriff’s …

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WHY THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED IN CALIFORNIA

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The Riverside murder defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain to you the reasons why the death penalty should be abolished in California. Please call us today at 888-280-6839 if you or a loved one is facing murder charges in Southern California. Our criminal defense law firm has over 30 years of experience defending clients accused of murder in Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, and San Diego Counties. We will be there when you call.

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