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Murder--Instruction on Elements of First Degree Murder By Poison

(1) Did the trial court err in instructing the jury on the elements of first degree murder by poison (see People v. Steger (1976) 16 Cal.3d 539, 544?546; People v. Mattison (1971) 4 Cal.3d 177, 183?184, 186)? (2) Was any such instructional error prejudicial? (People v. Brown (May 10, 2019, C085998) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/13/2019 (S257631).)

Updated: 11/13/2019

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