People v. RogersAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree murder and arson of property. The jury found true the special circumstance that Defendant was previously convicted of first degree murder. The trial court imposed the death sentence for the murder. The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment in its entirety, holding (1) the trial court did not err in granting the prosecution's challenge for cause against a prospective juror; (2) the trial court did not err in admitting evidence of two uncharged murders; (3) the jury was properly instructed regarding flight; (4) the prior-murder-conviction special circumstance was valid; (5) the trial court did not err in its penalty phase rulings; and (6) Defendant's challenges to California's death penalty failed.