No. A138219.

23 Cal.App.5th 513 (2018)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. LONNIE JAMES KERLEY, Defendant and Appellant.

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

May 18, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

L. Richard Braucher , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris and Xavier Becerra , Attorneys General, Gerald A. Engler , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jeffery M. Laurence , Assistant Attorney General, Catherine A. Rivlin and Michael Chamberlain , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


After a lengthy trial, a jury found defendant Lonnie James Kerley (Kerley) guilty of second degree murder in connection with the death of his former girlfriend, Danna Dever (Dever). The trial court sentenced Kerley to 15 years to life in state prison. On appeal, Kerley asserts that numerous evidentiary, instructional...

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