No. S161545.

48 Cal.4th 776 (2010)

108 Cal.Rptr.3d 259

229 P.3d 156

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. REGINALD WYATT, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

May 10, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Waldemar D. Halka, under appointment by the Supreme Court, for Defendant and Appellant.

Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Assistant Attorney General, Stan Helfman, Laurence K. Sullivan, Violet M. Lee and Brent Wilner, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



While in defendant's care, defendant's 14-month-old son died of shock and hemorrhage due to blunt force trauma to the chest and abdomen. A jury convicted defendant of involuntary manslaughter (Pen. Code, § 192, subd. (b))1 and assault on a child causing death (§ 273ab). The Court of Appeal reversed the section 273ab conviction, finding the evidence insufficient to prove the requisite mens rea for...

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