Jul. 28, 2022 – People v. Ng (Supreme Ct., S080276)

In an automatic appeal from a death sentence, the Supreme Court affirms the judgment in its entirety. The court rejects challenges related to venue, the denial of Marsden motions, the revocation of appellant’s pro per status based on a finding that he was trying to delay the trial, the appointment of the same counsel as standby and advisory counsel, the admission and exclusion of evidence, the failure to instruct on unanimity, judicial bias, and the denial of a mistrial after a prosecution investigator spoke to a juror about matters unrelated to the case.