No. F076022.

45 Cal.App.5th 519 (2020)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. SAMUEL TRINIDAD MEDELLIN, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fifth District.

February 20, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin Smith , 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, Daniel B. Bernstein and Peter H. Smith , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Samuel Trinidad Medellin challenges his convictions for assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and their accompanying enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury. We agree with Medellin that the prosecutor prejudicially misstated the law during closing arguments. Our conclusion necessarily...

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