No. G031916.

31 Cal.Rptr.3d 643 (2005)

131 Cal.App.4th 137

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Adriana VASCO, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

June 30, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark Alan Hart, Northridge, CA, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Pamela A. Ratner-Sobeck and Lynne G. McGinnis, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Davis Wright Tremaine, Kelli L. Sager and Alonzo Wickers IV, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, James E. Grossberg and Ashley I. Kissinger, Washington, DC, for Freedom Communications and William Rams as Amicus Curiae.



A jury convicted defendant Adriana Vasco of the first degree murder of Carolyn Stahl and the second degree murder of her husband, Ken Stahl. Multiple murder and lying in wait special circumstance allegations were found to be true. She contends the court erroneously applied the newsperson's shield law to restrict her cross-examination of a newspaper reporter who interviewed her in jail. She also contends the evidence is insufficient to...

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