Jul. 11, 2023 – People v. Arnold (2nd Dist., Div. 2, B321031)

The Court of Appeal reverses the order denying defendant’s PC 1172.6 petition, holding that, under both People v. Cooper (2022) 77 Cal.App.5th 393 and the doctrine of collateral estoppel, the trial court erred by finding that defendant stabbed the victim to death where the jury at defendant’s trial found the knife allegation not true.