People v. RiccardiAnnotate this Case
A jury found Defendant John Alexander Riccardi guilty of the first degree murders of Connie Navarro and Sue Jory by use of a firearm. The jury also found true the special circumstance allegations of multiple murder and that Defendant committed Connie's murder while engaged in the commission of a burglary. Subsequently, the jury fixed the penalty at death. The Supreme Court (1) reversed the judgment of death because of the erroneous excusal of a prospective juror during jury selection; (2) reversed the burglary special circumstance and one of the two multiple-murder special-circumstance findings; and (3) affirmed in all other respects.