Tag Archives: 14th Court of Appeals – CR

14-13-00046-CR Eric Demond Douglas v. The State of TexasAppeal from 174th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

The clerk’s record was filed February 6, 2014. Our review has determined that a relevant item has been omitted from the clerk’s record. See Tex. R. App. P. 34.5(c). The record does not contain a bill of costs. The Harris … Continue reading

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14-12-00862-CR Durell Noal Watts v. The State of TexasAppeal from 434th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County

Appellant Durell Noal Watts appeals his murder conviction and sixty-yearprison sentence. On appeal, appellant argues that (1) the evidence presented at trialwas insufficient to support his conviction, and the trial court committed reversibleerror by (2) overruling appellant’s challenges for cause … Continue reading

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14-14-00240-CR Forrest Wayne v. The State of TexasAppeal from 351st District Court of Harris County – Pub.

The clerk’s record was filed March 25, 2014. Our review has determined that a relevant item has been omitted from the clerk’s record. See Tex. R. App. P. 34.5(c). The record does not contain the application for writ of habeas … Continue reading

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14-13-00889-CR Noe Gerardo Morin v. The State of TexasAppeal from 337th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

A jury convicted appellant of murder and assessed punishment at life in prison. Appellant’s court-appointed counsel, Ellis McCullough, filed a brief in which he concludes the appeal is wholly frivolous and without merit. See Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 … Continue reading

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14-12-01131-CR Paul Arrington Wood v. The State of TexasAppeal from 337th District Court of Harris County

Appellants, Paul Arrington Wood and Lone Star Lube & Wash LP, contend the trial court erred by failing to quash their respective indictments. We affirm. I.BACKGROUND Appellants were charged with felony water pollution under section 7.145 of the Water Code. … Continue reading

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14-12-00969-CR John M. Perone v. The State of TexasAppeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 9 of Harris County – Pub.

In this appeal, we consider whether two forms of communication — (1) text messages and (2) communications made via an application that enables a telephone to be used for video calls — may be considered telephone communications within the meaning … Continue reading

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14-12-00729-CR Robert Michael Riley v. The State of TexasAppeal from 122nd District Court of Galveston County – Pub.

A jury convicted Robert Michael Riley of making a false report with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in violation of section 261.107(a) of the Texas Family Code. Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 261.107 (West 2014). The trial … Continue reading

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14-13-00586-CR ExParte Ricky Dean FowlerAppeal from County Court at Law No 1 of Galveston County

Appellant Ricky Fowler appeals the denial of his application for writ of habeas corpus on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel, complaining of the trial court’s admission of trial counsel’s affidavit. We affirm. BACKGROUND On June 29, 2012, appellant … Continue reading

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14-13-00153-CR Thomas James Ianuzi v. The State of TexasAppeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

Appellant pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife. The trial court deferred a finding of guilt and placed appellant on community supervision for a period of five years. In a single issue, appellant contends that the trial court abused its discretion … Continue reading

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14-13-00635-CR The State of Texas v. Cuong Phu LeAppeal from 230th District Court of Harris County

The State of Texas charged Cuong Phu Le with felony possession of marijuana.[1] Appellee filed a motion to suppress evidence on grounds it had been seized as a result of an illegal search. The trial court granted appellee’s motion to … Continue reading

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14-12-00760-CR Corey Jules Teamer v. The State of TexasAppeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 9 of Harris County – Pub.

Appellant Corey Jules Teamer appeals his conviction for criminal trespass. In five issues, which we consolidate into two, appellant challenges (1) the sufficiency of the evidence to convict him under a hypothetically correct jury charge, and (2) the propriety and … Continue reading

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14-13-00047-CR Solomon Getachew Worku v. The State of TexasAppeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 2 of Harris County

Appellant Solomon Getachew Worku was convicted of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. In three issues on appeal, appellant challenges the admissibility of breath test evidence because (1) the State failed to prove that a proper 15-minute observation period was satisfied before … Continue reading

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14-12-00544-CR Johoan Rodriguez v. The State of TexasAppeal from 183rd District Court of Harris County – Pub.

In three issues, appellant Johoan Rodriguez challenges his conviction for first degree intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 49.08, 49.09. We affirm. Background On May 28, 2011, officers were investigating the scene of a vehicle … Continue reading

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14-12-00319-CR Zajahn Antonio Johnson v. The State of TexasAppeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

Appellant Zajahn Antonio Johnson was convicted by a jury of capitalmurder and was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility ofparole. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §§ 12.31(a)(2); 19.03(a)(7) (West 2011). Onappeal, appellant presents five issues. In his … Continue reading

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14-13-01146-CR Joe Rogers Parker v. The State of TexasAppeal from 248th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

The clerk’s record was filed January 9, 2014. Appellant’s counsel has filed a motion to supplement the record. The motion is granted. The Harris County Clerk is directed to file a supplemental clerk’s record on or before April 12, 2014, … Continue reading

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