People v. CarrascoAnnotate this Case
In this automatic appeal, defendant was convicted of first degree murder, second degree robbery and escape from jail, and was sentenced to death. The court concluded that the trial court acted within its discretion in denying counsel's request for second counsel, that defendant was not prejudiced even if the trial court erred in not appointing counsel, and that defense counsel abandoned his request to withdraw. The court found no error except for instruction on the section 190.2, subdivision (a)(14) special-circumstance allegations, and with respect to this error as well as any error the court has assumed, the court concluded that there was no prejudice. The court rejected defendant's remaining claims. Accordingly, the court vacated the two true findings on the section 190.2, subdivision (a)(14) special circumstance allegations and otherwise affirmed the judgment.