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14-14-00084-CR Ricky Molina v. The State of TexasAppeal from 174th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

Appellant is represented by appointed counsel, Patti Sedita. Appellant’s brief was originally due April 24, 2014. We granted a total of more than 90 days extension of time to file appellant’s brief until August 25, 2014. When we granted the … Continue reading

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14-13-00433-CR Monsour G. Owolabi v. The State of TexasAppeal from 179th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND The complainant, Jose Prieto, and Ranulfo Lopez III were selling marijuanaout of Lopez’s house. Lopez testified that, after completing a deal one evening,Lopez and the complainant were at Lopez’s house when three individuals forcedopen the … Continue reading

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14-13-00330-CR Jor”Dan Jacqueinn Maurice Lewis v. The State of TexasAppeal from 405TH District Court of Galveston County – Pub.

Appellant Jor’dan Jacqueinn Maurice Lewis appeals his conviction forcapital murder, which allegedly occurred when he was fourteen years old. In hisfirst two issues, appellant asserts the trial court erred in its submission ofaccomplice witness instructions to the jury. In his … Continue reading

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14-13-00263-CR Christopher Lamont Penn v. The State of TexasAppeal from 185th District Court of Harris County

See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 19.03(a)(2) (Vernon Supp. 2014).See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.31(a)(2) (Vernon Supp. 2014). State did not establish that appellant robbed or attempted to rob the complainantReginald Williams; (2) appellant was denied due process because … Continue reading

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14-13-00256-CR Milton Whiting v. The State of TexasAppeal from 174th District Court of Harris County

After a jury trial, appellant was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and sentenced by the trial court to sixty years’ confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Appellant is represented on appeal … Continue reading

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14-13-00476-CR Emmanuel Von Allen Evans v. The State of TexasAppeal from 248th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

This court has determined, pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 34.5(f) and 34.6(g)(2), that it must inspect the original of State’s exhibit 1, an audio recording. The clerk of the 248th District Court is directed to deliver to the … Continue reading

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14-14-00307-CR Eric L. Baumgart v. The State of TexasAppeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 6 of Harris County – Pub.

On August 15, 2014, appellant filed a motion to consolidate these related appeals. A clerk’s record and reporter’s record have been filed in each case. Currently, appellant’s brief is due in each case on September 15, 2014. The motion is … Continue reading

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14-13-00628-CR Deigo Rojas v. The State of TexasAppeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

Today we decide whether a pocket knife used in a robbery can be a deadlyweapon. Appellant Deigo Rojas challenges the legal sufficiency of the evidence tosupport his aggravated robbery conviction, contending that the pocket knife wasnot a deadly weapon. We … Continue reading

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14-13-00375-CR Kevin Lavelle Kent v. The State of TexasAppeal from 174th District Court of Harris County – Rev. – Pub.

In an issue of first impression, we must decide whether statutory violationsaggregated for purposes of Section 31.09 of the Penal Code, the aggregate theftstatute, are elements that the jury must unanimously agree upon, or whether theviolations are mere manner and … Continue reading

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14-12-00643-CR Christopher Washington v. The State of TexasAppeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

BACKGROUND At the time of the events leading to his indictment, appellant lived with hiswife, Syreeta Franklin, and five children in an apartment in Harris County. Amongthese children was twenty-one-month-old S.C. On April 6, 2011, an emergency call reporting a … Continue reading

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14-14-00068-CR Darian Sa Von Brice Caraway v. The State of TexasAppeal from 185th District Court of Harris County

Appellant appeals his conviction for aggravated robbery. Appellant’s appointed counsel filed a brief in which she concludes the appeal is wholly frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), by presenting … 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

Appellant Joe Rogers Parker appeals from the trial court’s denial of hismotion for post-conviction DNA testing.1 Appellant’s appointed counsel filed abrief in which he concludes the appeal is wholly frivolous and without merit. Thebrief meets the requirement of Anders v. … Continue reading

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14-13-00774-CR Zachariah Harvey v. The State of TexasAppeal from 174th District Court of Harris County

A jury convicted appellant Zachariah Harvey of murder and assessed hispunishment at forty years’ confinement and a $10,000 fine; the trial court signed ajudgment accordingly. He challenges his conviction on the grounds that: (1) thereis insufficient evidence to disprove self-defense; … Continue reading

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14-13-00445-CR Brandon Kyle Alexander v. The State of TexasAppeal from 182nd District Court of Harris County

Appellant Brandon Alexander appeals his convictions for possession ofmarijuana and felon in possession of a firearm. In a single issue, appellant claimsthe trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress because the affidavitsupporting the arrest warrant contained false statements. … Continue reading

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14-13-00405-CR Jesse Beam v. The State of TexasAppeal from 180th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

Appellant was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Punishmentwas assessed at fifteen years’ imprisonment. In two issues, appellant asserts thatthe trial court reversibly erred when it admitted evidence of an extraneous offenseand when it charged the jury with … Continue reading

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14-13-00202-CR Holly Lynette Hughes v. The State of TexasAppeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 3 of Harris County

Appellant Holly Lynette Hughes was convicted by a jury of misdemeanorterroristic threat for threatening to murder complainant Pauline Cattan with ahammer. In her sole issue on appeal, appellant claims that the trial court erredwhen it denied her motion for mistrial … Continue reading

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14-13-00169-CR Hassan S. Hosseini v. The State of TexasAppeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 10 of Harris County – Pub.

I.BACKGROUND This appeal involves challenges to the Houston city ordinance regulatingsexually-oriented businesses and the conduct of their managers (the ordinance). See Houston, Tex., Code of Ordinances ch. 28, art. VII, § 28-253-259 (1997).1Appellant was charged by information with a misdemeanor … Continue reading

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14-13-00168-CR Pedro Ernesto Umana v. The State of TexasAppeal from 351st District Court of Harris County – Pub.

In this case, we review the voluntariness of a statement given by a defendantwho was subsequently found incompetent to stand trial and then had hiscompetency restored. A jury convicted appellant Pedro Ernesto Umana ofaggravated sexual assault, sentenced him to prison … Continue reading

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14-14-00567-CR Calvin T. Powell v. The State of TexasAppeal from 176th District Court of Harris County – Pub.

Appellant filed a pro se notice of appeal from his conviction for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance after a plea of guilty. A partial clerk’s record was filed August 12, 2014. The record refers to the previous record … Continue reading

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