We had a short week to the start of 2020, so I’m afraid this week’s “Cases of the Week” post includes just a single appellate court decision on self-defense, out of California. (Access requires a minimum of Bronze-level membership, available for FREE here.)
Bare-handed attack that killed victim found at trial to qualify as second-degree murder, in part under doctrine of “implied malice,” and this conviction is affirmed on appeal in this decision.
The decision has a dissent.
You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill.
Know the law so you’re hard to convict!
Attorney Andrew F. Branca
Law of Self Defense LLC