California v. WilsonAnnotate this Case
Luke Wilson was convicted by jury on one count of oral copulation of a child 10 years or younger and and three counts of committing a lewd act upon a child. The court sentenced Wilson to an indeterminate prison term of 45 years to life. Wilson appealed, contending: (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress; (2) the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions under Penal Code section 288(a); (3) he was denied his due process right to notice of the nature of the charges against him; (4) the prosecution knowingly introduced false evidence at trial; (5) the prosecution failed to produce exculpatory evidence before trial in violation of Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963); (6) the trial court’s jury instructions and answers to jury questions were incomplete, misstated the law, and were unduly prejudicial; (7) prosecutorial misconduct and the court’s failure to address the misconduct denied him his right to a fair trial; (8) the mandatory sentence was cruel and/or unusual as applied to Wilson; and (9) cumulative error. Finding no merit to any of these contentions, the Court of Appeal affirmed.