Court Cases

Dr. Sahni has been involved in several legally significant cases at both the Federal and State levels, including the following:

Federal Court Cases

Andersen v. Montes, 804 F. App’x 863 (9th Cir. 2020)

Andersen v. Montes, No. 1:16-cv-00236-DAT-SAB (PC), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33516, at *2 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 15, 2016)

United States v. Ravenscraft, No. 201600018, 2019 CCA LEXIS 305 (N-M Ct. Crim. App. July 25, 2019) 

State of California Court Cases

In re Shaputis, 44 Cal. 4th 1241, 82 Cal. Rptr. 3d 213, 190 P.3d 573 (2008)

In re Shaputis, 53 Cal. 4th 192, 205, 134 Cal. Rptr. 3d 86, 96, 265 P.3d 253, 261 (2011)

People v. Chaney, No. H037202, 2013 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8227 (Nov. 14, 2013)

People v. Aguon (In re Aguon), Nos. D060325, D061460, 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6655, at *10-11 (Sep. 13, 2012)

In re Leleaux, No. F059730, 2010 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 10265, at *9 (Dec. 29, 2010)

Additionally, Dr. Sahni was the last psychologist to evaluate Kerry Conley before his death in December 2007. Conley was responsible for murdering his girlfriend, Marsy Nichols, the inspiration behind the California Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008, otherwise known as Marsy’s Law.  As a result of the passing of Marsy’s Law in 2008, similar Victims’ Rights laws have been enacted throughout the United States.

Dr. Sahni’s forensic experience has also included evaluations of notorious murderers such as Sirhan Sirhan (who was responsible for assassinating U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968) and serial killer and rapist, Roy Norris.  Norris, along with his crime partner Lawrence Bittaker, was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, and murdering 5 females in the Los Angeles area in 1979.  Together, Norris and Bittaker were known as The Tool Box Killers.

A complete list of cases testified on can be made available upon request.