Apr. 25, 2022 – People v. Estrada (2nd Dist., Div. 8, B311019)

The Court of Appeal affirms the trial court’s prima facie denial of defendant’s PC 1170.95 petition. The court reasons that the jury instructions at defendant’s 2010 trial required the jury to find that he acted with the intent to kill to convict him of first-degree murder, even under an aider-and-abettor theory. The court rejects defendant’s argument that the jury instructions allowed the jury to convict him of first-degree murder under an NPC theory.