Thursday, March 01, 2018

People v. Perez (Cal. Supreme Ct. - March 1, 2018)

When you choose a home pretty much at random to rob, and stab and kill the woman inside of it, it's not at all surprising that the trial court sentences you to death and that the California Supreme Court unanimously affirms.  Particularly given this particular defendant's lengthy and disturbing criminal history.  (Before the murder, Perez had the dubious distinction of being committed to the California Youth Authority at age 14, making him "one of the youngest wards in the CYA system at the time.")

Distressing all around.