Docket No. Crim. 6532.

54 Cal.2d 9 (1960)

351 P.2d 329

4 Cal. Rptr. 161

THE PEOPLE, Respondent, v. ROBERT S. HARMON, Appellant.

Supreme Court of California. In Bank.

April 8, 1960.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Stanley Harmon, in pro. per., for Appellant.

Stanley Mosk, Attorney General, and John S. McInerny, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.


A jury found defendant guilty of violation of section 4500 of the Penal Code (assault with malice aforethought by force likely to produce great bodily injury, committed by one undergoing a life sentence in a state prison). Section 4500 as it read at the time of the commission of the assault and at the time of judgment herein (Stats. 1941, ch. 106, § 15) made the death penalty for such offense mandatory. This appeal from the judgment of death is taken...

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