People v. Mendias

In People v. Mendias (1993) 17 Cal.App.4th 195, the defendant fired a .22 caliber rifle at the victim, his 15-year-old son, from about 19 feet away. The victim received a bullet wound to his upper left thigh. The wound burned, causing the victim to cry. He was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound and released the following day, but the bullet was left in his leg. Five months later, at the time of trial, the victim could feel the bullet move, but was not in any pain. ( Id. at p. 201.) The appellate court found this evidence sufficient, under Escobar, to support the jury's finding of great bodily injury. ( Id. at pp. 205-206.)