Oct. 28, 2022 – People v. Vargas (2nd Dist., Div. 2, B313853)

In affirming the denial of appellant’s petition for resentencing under PC 1172.6, the Court of Appeal holds that substantial evidence supports the trial court’s finding that appellant acted with implied malice in aiding and abetting the murder where she directed the actual killer to fire a gun into a brawl and then did not object when the actual killer walked up to the victim and shot him in the back of the head.