Does a defendant have to rely on a defense counsel's objection to the instructions on voluntary and involuntary manslaughter?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Neasman, 13 Cal.App.4th 1779, 17 Cal.Rptr.2d 452 (Cal. App. 1993):

3 Of course, had the court acquiesced in defense counsel's objection as it did with respect to the instructions on voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, defendant would be precluded from asserting error on the grounds of invited error. (People v. Phillips (1966) 64 Cal.2d 574, 580-581, fn. 4, 51 Cal.Rptr. 225, 414 P.2d 353.)

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