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A convicted Cathedral City robber and gang member might see a new trial after a 2021 law changed the standards for gang convictions, an appellate panel ruled Feb. 22.

Elijah Hall was convicted in Riverside Superior Court on six counts of robbery, each with firearm and gang enhancements, and one count of active participation in a criminal street gang.

Assembly Bill 333, written by Sen. Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles), raised the burden for criminal street gang convictions. The change requires the prosecution to prove that two or more gang members committed each offense to prove gang allegations.

Previously,

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