Oct. 21, 2022 – People v. Keel (4th Dist, Div. 1, D079181)

The Court of Appeal reverses the trial court’s denial of defendant’s PC 1172.6 resentencing petition, finding insufficient evidence that defendant, 15 years old at the time of the offense, acted with reckless indifference to human life. The court finds that defendant’s young age “bears significantly on his culpability” and greatly diminishes any inference he acted with reckless indifference. The court remands with instructions to grant the resentencing petition, vacate the murder conviction, and transfer the case to juvenile court pursuant to Prop 57.