San Diego Law Review

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In the process of executing a planned robbery of a store, one of four robbers was killed by the owner. The store had been previously robbed and the owner was waiting for such a recurrence. Held, on demurrer to the indictment, the surviving felons were punishable for first degree murder because the legislature intended this fact situation to be within the purview of section 189 and because of a strong public policy as a deterrent to violent felonies. People v. Hand, Crim. No. 5471, Super. Ct., San Diego (July 22, 1963).