Docket No. 13999.

267 Cal.App.2d 366 (1968)

73 Cal. Rptr. 484

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. RICHARD MORRIS STEWART, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Four.

November 13, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Patrick J. Sampson, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Thomas C. Lynch, Attorney General, William E. James, Assistant Attorney General, and Phillip G. Samovar, Deputy District Attorney, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Defendant and Ernest King were jointly charged with murder in violation of section 187 of the Penal Code. On motion of both defendants, the cases were severed.1 Defendant pled not guilty. After a trial by jury, he was found guilty of murder in the first degree, the jury fixing the penalty at life imprisonment. A motion for new trial was denied; probation was denied; defendant was sentenced (pursuant to the jury's verdict)...

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