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Defendant was convicted of oral copulation in a local detention facility and of the first degree murder of a fellow inmate. The jury found true the special circumstance allegations of murder while engaged in the attempted commission of oral copulation and, in a separate proceeding, of a prior conviction of murder, returning a death verdict. On automatic appeal, the court addressed pretrial, guilt phase, and penalty phase issues. The court found no error, and where the court assumed error, it found no prejudice. Therefore, the court affirmed the judgment.