Requirements for Murder Special Circumstance Sentence?

In the context of many appellate court decision recently reviewing a ruling (often a denial) of a petition for resentencing under Penal Code § 1170.95 (Senate Bill 1437), a defendant may have been found guilty of murder with a special circumstance finding by the jury. What is a special circumstance finding? What must the jury find? Is such a finding for an aider and abetter possible and if so, is that disqualifying from 1437 resentencing? To read more about murder special circumstances, please click on the following link –

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