The Inquisitive Prosecutors’ Guide

2020-IPG-45 (FORFEITURE BY WRONGDOING -RENEAUX)

August 19, 2020

2020-IPG-45 (FORFEITURE BY WRONGDOING -RENEAUX)

This IPG discusses the latest case (People v. Reneaux (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 852) to weigh in on the scope of the forfeiture by wrongdoing doctrine and the hearsay exception (Evidence Code section 1390) that embodies the doctrine.  This IPG is a joint production with Points and Authorities and the podcast may be viewed as a video that can be accessed by the link below.  Accompanying this IPG is a 36-page bench memo stocked with all the recent case law explaining how the doctrine and hearsay exception should be interpreted.  The memo serves double duty as a up to date and comprehensive compendium of the law governing the forfeiture by wrongdoing doctrine and section 1390.

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