Docket No. Crim. 20380.

22 Cal.3d 12 (1978)

582 P.2d 1000

148 Cal. Rptr. 409

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. WILLIAM HARRIS KING, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

August 29, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Paul N. Halvonik, State Public Defender, Clifton R. Jeffers, Chief Assistant State Public Defender, Ezra Henson and Tanya Neiman, Deputy State Public Defenders, for Defendant and Appellant.

Evelle J. Younger, Attorney General, Jack R. Winkler, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Edward P. O'Brien, Assistant Attorney General, Derald E. Granberg and John W. Runde, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



Defendant William Harris King appeals from a judgment (order granting probation) entered on a jury verdict finding him guilty of violating Penal Code section 12021.1 He contends that the trial court erred in refusing his request that the jury be instructed on self-defense. The People argue that self-defense is not a defense to a charge of violating section 12021.

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