No. G047523.

225 Cal.App.4th 612 (2014)

170 Cal. Rptr. 3d 286

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. PEDRO AREVALO, Defendant and Appellant.

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

March 10, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kyle D. Smith , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris , Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Julie L. Garland , Assistant Attorney General, Charles C. Ragland , Stacy Tyler , and Parag Agrawal , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



A jury convicted Pedro Arevalo of second degree commercial burglary. On appeal, Arevalo contends the sole DNA evidence linking him to the burglary is insufficient to support his conviction. The Attorney General argues the presence of Arevalo's DNA on a rock purportedly used to effect entry to the crime scene and expert testimony about latent DNA is sufficient evidence to infer Arevalo's guilt. This DNA-only issue...

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