Aug. 25, 2022 – People v. Renteria (Supreme Ct., S266854)

On insufficient evidence grounds, the Supreme Court reverses the finding that defendant committed the offense in order to benefit a street gang (PC 186.22(b)(4)). Defendant belonged to a gang but was alone when he shot into two unoccupied houses, and generalized expert testimony about the reputational benefits of crime did not support a conclusion that the shootings were intended to benefit the gang.