Sep. 19, 2023 – People v. Suazo (5th Dist., F082140)

Appellant argued his second degree Watson murder conviction was not supported by sufficient evidence because he drank without intending to drive, then drove while not conscious of doing so. He further argued the trial court erred by failing to instruct on voluntary intoxication or unconsciousness as to the VC 20001 counts. The Court of Appeal rejects both arguments, but remands for SB 567 and AB 124 resentencing.