Docket No. 1108.

142 Cal.App.2d 198 (1956)

298 P.2d 40

THE PEOPLE, Respondent, v. ROBERT E. MEARS, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District.

June 11, 1956.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard J. Weller, under appointment by the District Court of Appeal, for Appellant.

Edmund G. Brown, Attorney General, and Elizabeth Miller, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.


The defendant was charged with the murder of William Mayne, and with a prior conviction of manslaughter in Illinois in 1948. He pleaded not guilty and admitted the prior conviction. A jury found him guilty of murder in the second degree, and he has appealed from the judgment and from an order denying his motion for a new trial.

There is no dispute as to the material facts, the appellant's testimony with respect to what occurred being substantially...

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