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People v. Anderson
Supreme Court of California
28 Cal. 4th 767, 50 P.3d 368 (2002)
Anderson (defendant) kidnapped and murdered Margaret Armstrong on a campground. Anderson suspected that Armstrong had molested two girls who lived in the camp. At trial, Anderson alleged that one of the girls’ fathers, Ron Kiern, had threatened to beat Anderson if he did not kill Armstrong. The jury convicted Anderson of both kidnapping and murder in the first degree.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Chin, J.)
Dissent (Kennard, J.)
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