Mar. 18, 2022 – People v. Edwards (2nd Dist., Div. 8, B309273)

The Court of Appeal holds that defendant’s confrontation right was not violated by the trial court’s order requiring witnesses to wear masks at a jury trial held during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court also finds substantial evidence to support the jury’s great-bodily-injury finding (PC 12022.7(a)) and affirms the trial court’s denial of defendant’s Romero motion.