What is the test for establishing that an accomplice is guilty of a crime?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Deanda, E053911 (Cal. App. 2013):

alone. [Citations.] It need not be sufficient to establish every element of the charged offense or to establish the precise facts to which the accomplice testified. [Citations.] It is 'sufficient if it tends to connect the defendant with the crime in such a way as to satisfy the jury that the accomplice is telling the truth.' [Citation.]" (People v. Valdez (2012) 55 Cal.4th 82, 147-148, fn. omitted.)

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