Nos. A124765, A130151.

204 Cal.App.4th 480 (2012)

139 Cal. Rptr. 3d 71

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. RICHARD TOM, Defendant and Appellant. In re RICHARD TOM on Habeas Corpus.

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

March 19, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Marc J. Zilversmit , for Defendant and Appellant.

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. , and Kamala D. Harris , Attorneys General, Dane R. Gillette , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler , Assistant Attorney General, Stan Helfman and Mark S. Howell , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



On the evening of February 19, 2007, defendant Richard Tom, while driving at a high rate of speed, broadsided a vehicle driven by Loraine Wong as she was making a left turn from Santa Clara Avenue onto Woodside Road in Redwood City. Wong's two daughters, Kendall (aged 10) and Sydney (aged eight) were riding in the rear passenger seat. Sydney was strapped into a booster seat on the side of the vehicle that bore the...

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