No. E072412.

50 Cal.App.5th 46 (2020)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. GERRY JOHNS, Defendant and Appellant.

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

June 8, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven Schorr , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Thomas S. Patterson , Assistant Attorney General, Tamar Pachter and Nelson R. Richards , Deputy Attorneys General, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

Jason Anderson , District Attorney, and James R. Secord , Deputy District Attorney, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Previously, an accused could be convicted of murder under the felony-murder rule or the natural and probable consequences doctrine of aider and abettor liability, even if the accused did not kill or intend to kill the victim. The Legislature, exercising...

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