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Name: Lesser-Included Offenses
Case #: C093971
Opinion Date: 09/09/2022
Attorney: William W. Lee

The Court of Appeal reversed the appellant’s felony conviction for “child abuse likely to cause great bodily harm or death” because the trial court committed prejudicial error in not instructing the jury with on the lesser included offense of “child abuse in circumstances other than those likely to cause great bodily harm or death.” The appellant did not invite the error by failing to request any instructions on lesser included offenses.