P. v. Perkins CA4/16
In 1994, a jury convicted defendant and appellant Franklin Perkins of second degree murder (Pen. Code, § 187, subd. (a)), and the trial court sentenced him to an indeterminate term of 15 years to life in state prison. In 2020, Perkins filed a petition for resentencing under section 1170.95. The trial court denied the petition, concluding Perkins was ineligible for relief because he was the actual killer. Perkins timely appealed.