No. B298637.

54 Cal.App.5th 47 (2020)

268 Cal. Rptr. 3d 402

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. NEIL EFREN DELRIO, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

August 31, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brad Kaiserman , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Susan Sullivan Pithey , Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Johnsen and Blythe J. Leskay , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


We reverse Neil Efren DelRio's murder conviction because the trial court erroneously excluded significant evidence of the victim's violent character. Unmodified code citations are to the Evidence Code.


We summarize a fatal shoot-out.


A two-man shoot-out left one unharmed...

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