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People v. Dungo, No. C055923

By FindLaw Staff on August 26, 2009 4:57 PM

Defendant's murder conviction is reversed where allowing a physician, who was not present at the victim's autopsy, to testify based on the facts in the report of another doctor who did not appear at trial violated defendant's right of confrontation under the Sixth Amendment.

Read People v. Dungo, No. C055923

Appellate Information

Filed August 25, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Blease

Counsel

For Appellant:

Ann Hopkins, Sacramento, CA

For Appellee:

David A. Rhodes, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Sacramento, CA

Daniel B. Bernstein, Deputy Attorney General, Sacramento, CA

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