No. D078004.

68 Cal.App.5th 153 (2021)

283 Cal. Rptr. 3d 236

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. VIRGIL JEROD WILKINS, Defendant and Appellant.

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

August 23, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dawn S. Mortazavi , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Rob Bonta , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Julie L. Garland , Assistant Attorney General, A. Natasha Cortina and Lynne G. McGinnis , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Jason Anderson , District Attorney, and Cary Epstein , Deputy District Attorney, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent.




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