What evidence exists to support a jury finding that defendant acted with reckless indifference in his participation in a chain-snatch robbery?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. McDonald, F068281 (Cal. App. 2015):

Considering the record in accordance with the standard principles of appellate review as set out ante, we find no evidence defendant was subjectively aware his participation in a chain-snatch robbery created a grave risk to human life. (Cf. People v. Lopez (2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 1106, 1115-1117 [jury could have found defendant acted with reckless indifference where she lured victim into secluded alley to be robbed, knowing her confederate had a gun, and, after hearing gunshot, failed to help victim or call 911]; People v. Smith, supra, 135 Cal.App.4th at p. 927 [same; even if defendant

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