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People v. Tuggles, No. C054250

By FindLaw Staff on October 30, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Trial court's conviction of defendants for first degree murder and firearm enhancement is affirmed where: 1) trial court did not err in admitting witness' testimony in response to questions by the prosecution about one of the defendant's reputation in the community; 2) trial court did not abuse its discretion by restricting cross-examination of a witness; 3) there was no error in challenged instructions that required the defense to remedy by requesting modification or amplification in order to provide effective assistance of counsel; 4) trial court did not err in failing to instruct the jury on flight; 5) trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendants' joint motion for a new trial based on jury misconduct; and 6) trial court did not err in denying defendants' access to jurors' personal contact information.     

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Filed October 29, 2009


Opinion by Judge Sims


For Appellant:  Sharon G. Wrubel and Jerry D. Whatley

For Appellee:  Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette and Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorneys General, Charles A. French, and Jeffrey D. Firestone, Deputy Attorneys General

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