Is There a Wende Right if the Court Denied the First Appeal?

The following involves a murder and arson conviction in the Long Beach Superior Court. Defendant was the actual killer, but filed an SB 1437 petition for resentencing under Penal Code § 1170.95. Judge Jesse Rodriguez properly denied the petition because Defendant was the actual killer. Defendant then appealed the ruling to the Second Appellate District and counsel was appointed, who filed a Wende brief, stating there was no appealable issue. Defendant then appealed to the California Supreme Court, which did not appoint counsel for Defendant and Defendant appealed that ruling. To find out if the California Supreme Court was correct, please click on the following link –

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