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Villa v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0541-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jamie Villa participated with gang members in a gang-related assault. The complainant testified that he was assaulted by gang members and that appellant was one of the people who assaulted him. The court of app...

Ex parte Ulloa (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0658-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Mike Ulloa was charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence. The alleged date of the offenses was December 21, 2009. The offenses were originally charged by complaint and information on February...

McClintock v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: PD-1641-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Bradley McClintock lived in an upstairs residence above a business. Access to his residence could be gained through a stairway at the back of the building. Police took a drug-sniffing dog to Appellant’s door, w...

Ex parte Owens (original by judge newell)  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: WR-83,551-01

Justia Opinion Summary: Jonathan Salvador worked as a laboratory technician at the Houston Police Department's Crime Lab Division from 2006 to 2012. The Texas Forensic Science Commission (“TFSC”) published a full report in January 2013 detailin...

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