California Considers Sentence Enhancements for Murder Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender (PC 190)

By: Wallin & Klarich

While visiting his parents on break from the University of Pennsylvania, 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, who identified as gay, was reportedly stabbed more than 20 times and left to die in a park in Lake Forest. Samuel Woodward has been charged with Bernstein’s murder, which authorities believe may have been motivated by Bernstein’s sexual orientation, and …

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