No. C086471.

35 Cal.App.5th 1 (2019)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. DAVID RICHARD BATES, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

May 7, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gordon S. Brownell , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell , Assistant Attorney General, Kathleen A. McKenna and F. Matt Chen , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



Defendant David Richard Bates shot M.H. in the head, killing him. A jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter and the court sentenced him to 18 years in state prison.

On appeal, defendant contends the trial...

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