A. People v. Watson
B. 30 Cal. 3d 290, 637 P.2d 279, 179 Cal. Rptr. 43 (1981).
C. Decision &Year Decided
In the year 1981, the California Supreme Court rendered a verdict convicting the defendant of secondary murder on the conduct of causing a fatal accident as a result of reckless driving. The court found rationality in concluding that the defendant’s behavior was deliberate and unprovoked, and he consciously disregarded human life. However, it can be argued that the court failed to define exactly when the conduct of an intoxicated driver can be regarded as an implied malevolence.