What is the test for determining whether there is insufficient evidence to convict defendants in a robbery case?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Sanchez, B263472 (Cal. App. 2017):

Defendants contend that there is insufficient evidence that they were the motorcycle driver and passenger who robbed Robles. In evaluating this claim, "'we review the entire record in the light most favorable to the judgment to determine whether it contains substantial evidencethat is, evidence that is reasonable, credible, and of solid valuefrom which a reasonable trier of fact could find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.' [Citation.]" (People v. Covarrubias (2016) 1 Cal.5th 838, 890.) In undertaking this task, the "'reviewing court neither reweighs evidence nor reevaluates a witness's credibility.'" (Ibid.)

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