Filed 5/30/17 P. v. Youravish CA1/3
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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT
Plaintiff and Respondent,
Defendant and Appellant.
Super. Ct. No. CR1302689)
Michael Youravish led Forrest Lovejoy down an isolated forest path, ostensibly to
steal marijuana plants, then brutally stabbed him 35 times with a knife he took earlier that evening from a friend’s home. He was convicted of first degree murder with a special circumstance of lying in wait. Youravish contends the evidence was insufficient to support the special circumstance, that the court misinstructed the jury on the effect of his voluntary intoxication, and that his counsel rendered ineffective assistance by failing to request adequate jury instructions. He also asserts his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole violates the Eighth Amendment. His contentions are meritless, so we affirm."