119 P. 79

THE PEOPLE, Appellant, v. THOMAS WHITE, Respondent.

Crim. No. 1689.Supreme Court of California, In Bank.
November 8, 1911.

APPEAL from an order of the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County setting aside an information. Lucas F. Smith, Judge.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

U.S. Webb, Attorney-General, and Benjamin K. Knight, for Appellant.

W.G. Williams, and D.C. Clark, for Respondent.


This is an appeal to this court by the People, from an order of the superior court of Santa Cruz County, made before judgment, setting aside the information presented and filed therein charging the defendant with the crime of murder.

This court is without appellate jurisdiction in this case. While it is true that the information charges a crime punishable by death, neither judgment of death nor any other judgment has yet been rendered. The constitution gives us appellate jurisdiction “in all criminal cases where judgment of death has been rendered,” and gives to the district courts of appeal jurisdiction “in all criminal cases prosecuted by indictment or information in a court of record, excepting criminal cases where judgment of death has been rendered.” (Const., art. VI, sec. 4.) It is clear that the appeal should have been taken to the district court of appeal for the first

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district, instead of to this court, and it must now be transferred to that court.

It is ordered that the cause be transferred from this court to the district court of appeal for the first district.

Shaw, J., Melvin, J., Sloss, J., and Lorigan, J., concurred.