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1170.95 Resentencing Process Invokes Prop. 57 & SB 1391

People v. Ramirez Docket: B306088 (Second Appellate District), Opinion Date: November 23, 2021. The Court of Appeal reversed a post-judgment order denying defendant's petition for resentencing under Penal Code section 1170.95 as to his conviction of first degree murder under a theory of felony murder based on his participation in an attempted carjacking. The court agreed with defendant that substantial evidence does not support the trial court's conclusion that he was a major participant in the underlying felony and acted with reckless indifference to human life. In this case, defendant did not provide the murder weapon, instruct his confederate to shoot, or know of his confederate's propensity toward violence, and the shooting occurred quickly without defendant having a meaningful opportunity to intervene. Although defendant was aware his confederate had a gun and intended to use it in the carjacking, as a 15-year-old he may well have lacked the experience and maturity to appreciate the risk that the attempted carjacking would escalate into a shooting and death, and he was more susceptible to pressure from his fellow gang members to participate in the carjacking. The court also agreed with defendant that Proposition 57 and Senate Bill 1391 apply to defendant's resentencing under section 1170.95 and directed the trial court to transfer the matter to the juvenile court. #reversal #majorparticipant #juvenile #SB1391 #prop57 #carjacking #resentencing

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