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Gang member conviction reversed

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a gang member who was found guilty of intending to kill rival gang members, ruling that the appeals court unreasonably inferred that he knew a killing would happen hours after he made gang signs in rival territory. The guns he had access to were not linked to shootings or killings, and merely cheerleading for violence on social media does not constitute intent to kill.

Read the ruling here.

Categories / Appeals, Briefs, Criminal

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