What is the defense of a defendant in a burglary case?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from The People v. Sorto, F058933, No. VCF199947 (Cal. App. 2011):

The cases the People rely on to show sufficient similarity tend to undermine rather than support their position. In People v. Wilson (1991) 227 Cal.App.3d 1210, the defendant's defense to the current charge was "that he knew the victim, that he entered her house knowing she was not home but intending only to wait to talk to her, and that he was intoxicated on alcohol and drugs." (Id. at p. 1217.) In the prior burglary, one year earlier, the defendant entered the home of another female acquaintance while he was

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