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Name: People v. Mayes
Case #: C097314
Opinion Date: 10/20/2023
Attorney: Jeffrey Kross

The Court of Appeal reversed the denial of appellant’s Penal Code section 1172.6 petition, finding there was insufficient evidence to support the trial court’s finding that appellant acted with reckless indifference to human life under the factors set forth by our Supreme Court in People v. Clark (2016) 63 Cal.4th 522. The court remanded to the trial court with directions to vacate appellant’s murder conviction and resentence him on his remaining convictions.