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Wolfe v. Texas (original by judge alcala)  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0292-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jennifer Wolfe presented an issue of whether expert testimony on the subject of abusive head trauma was reliable. She raised the issue in her petition for discretionary review following her conviction in a benc...

Johnson v. Texas (original by judge hervey)  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0699-16

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this case was whether there was sufficient evidence to affirm the jury’s deadly-weapon finding elevating robbery to aggravated robbery. Because the Court of Criminal Appeals concluded that there was and that...

Crawford v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: PD-1283-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Pleading guilty to the offense of sexual assault in 1984, Appellant Milton Crawford was convicted and later required to register as a sex offender. Twice after that, in 2007 and then again in 2009, he was convicted of th...

Roy v. Texas (original by judge keasler)  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: PD-1455-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelvin Roy was convicted of murder and sentenced to seventy-five years’ imprisonment. The trial judge denied his request for a jury instruction on the lesser-included offense of manslaughter. Because there was “more than...

Deen v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: PD-1484-15

Justia Opinion Summary: After being released from the penitentiary earlier than permitted by the statutory minimum sentence for his crime, Appellant was convicted of another crime, and his sentence was enhanced by his prior conviction. He argue...

White v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: PD-1596-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant William White was convicted for delivery of less than a gram of methamphetamine in a drug free zone, a third degree felony. His punishment was enhanced with a prior felony to a second degree felony, and the tri...

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