People v. Van Wells, No. S045352

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court (California)
Writing for the CourtLUCAS
Citation893 P.2d 1160,40 Cal.Rptr.2d 839
PartiesPEOPLE, Respondent, v. Guy VAN WELLS, Appellant.
Decision Date27 April 1995
Docket NumberNo. S045352

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40 Cal.Rptr.2d 839
893 P.2d 1160
PEOPLE, Respondent,
v.
Guy VAN WELLS, Appellant.
No. S045352.
Supreme Court of California,
In Bank.
April 27, 1995.

Respondent's petition for review GRANTED.

LUCAS, C.J., and KENNARD, ARABIAN, GEORGE and WERDEGAR, JJ., concur.

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